On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I have been thinking a lot about freedom. Here are few random thoughts that floated to the surface of my mind. May turn this into a sermon series, who knows. Anyway, here you go:
God created man to rule over creation, not over other men.
It is not rebellion to resist the domination of control freaks.
Controllers often use “the will of God” to impose their own will on you. Refuse to bow at the altar of human self-will pretending to be righteousness.
There is no greater stronghold for demons than institutions that enshrine domination over free men created in the image of God.
People who fear responsibility choose slavery willingly. And those who surrender freedom are the fiercest enemies of those who would be free.
Those who fought for freedom often become the harshest slave masters once they are in charge. We must guarantee future generations the freedom we enjoyed.
“The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over each other, but it shall not be so among you. Those who would be great among you must serve.” — Jesus.
“For freedom Christ has made you free. Stand fast in that freedom!” (Galatians 6:1)