Establish Liberty

Enjoy Liberty

Speak Lord; I’m Listening – Daily Bite-Size Encouragement – Day 10

We can establish external liberty, but internal freedom is the greater of the two. I am thankful for the freedom we experience in America, but I am incredibly grateful for the liberty I experience in Jesus Christ.

The United States of America is known for “establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquility, providing common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the Blessings of Liberty” for the colonists and for all those who would follow afterward.1

Graham Speaks

Billy Graham emphasized that the constitution was used to govern a people. He said, “People were to be free, and they were to know what the law required and also what the law could not do. They were to know their rights, their privileges, and their limitations.”

Graham acknowledged that “God’s Word was given not only to those who believe in Him and follow Him, but to all mankind. The Bible is the highest law of God and sets forth spiritual laws, records God’s enduring promises, and it reveals God’s plan of redemption for the human race.”

Graham proclaimed, “Believing and following God’s Word brings the greatest freedom, because God’s truth declares His judgment against sin, and broadcasts His forgiving love to the whole world.”2 I am so thankful that God gives love and liberty to all who are willing to receive Him. “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”3

Establish Liberty

I believe humanity desires both internal and external liberty, but we will choose inner freedom if we have to decide between the two. God’s Word says, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”

“Even as it is written, ‘For your sake we are killed all day long. We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’ No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God’s love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”4

I am thankful that the USA was established on Biblical principles. For what was founded to continue to prosper, we must return to the Giver of Liberty. Without God, we will perish.

Are you thankful for the external freedom established on Biblical principles? How do you see yourself internally cultivating the liberty of the Spirit?

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References:

1 The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription. Published in the National Archives. Retrieved October 10, 2021, from https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

2 The Bible Stands as the Supreme Constitution for all Mankind. Rev. Billy Graham’s words and writings were published by the Billy Graham Literary Trust (2019) and printed by the Chicago Tribune-Herald on August 16, 2019. Retrieved October 10, 2021, from https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-201907300011–tms–bgrahamctnym-a20190816-20190816-story,amp.html

3 John 8:36 WEB

4 Romans 8:35-39 WEB

World English Bible (WEB) by Public Domain. The name “World English Bible” is trademarked.

Bible Scriptures were retrieved October 10, 2021, from https://www.biblegateway.com #bgbg2 #BibleGateway

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