Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Romans 8 and Romans 15
This tug of war between being free from condemnation and free in the Spirit, yet in that freedom, choosing restraint and modesty and the weakness of others. Is that not Christ in a nutshell? There is no room for pride when truly considering your brother. The two cannot live together. What is this freedom, to simply give it away to be lowly to another. To be a slave again? But we are slaves unto righteousness, to a Holy and Perfect God. This is what humbles us, giving us a heart of thankfulness. When we are focused on our master, we do not feel like slaves, we freely choose to stay on His plantation and till His fields. His harvest becomes our harvest, His reaping our joy and benefit- and our brother becomes the face of God.