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“So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty” (James 2:12).

The law of liberty is this:  you have been set free from living in terms of salvation by works.  That was never the rule, but many have lived with the idea that, knowing that there is wrong, they must correct the wrong.  Such a thing is not possible.  The wrong is not just in you, but in your neighbor as well.  So, live according to the grace given you and abide in faith, hope, and love, knowing you have been set free by Christ.

You have been set free to live into the eternal life to which you have been called.  You have not been freed to do as you please.  The attitude of doing as we please is what has caused the mess we live in.  You are freed from having to do the impossible in order to do what you are able to do, and that is willingly submit to the Lord.  So then, submit to His will and His way so that you may discover the better life.

Lord, Help me to understand more fully the gift of grace that You have given me.  Help me to stop trying to earn salvation, but instead see Your Spirit working through me to bring about a new person.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life and help me to live according to what is right and good.  You know what I need.  Lead me today in meeting those needs.  Amen.

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