As we celebrate this 4th of July with family and friends, we rejoice and are thankful for the many freedoms we have in our country that are many times taken for granted.
Similarly, we rejoice in the spiritual freedom we have by faith in the sin-canceling death of Jesus, but do we realize at least to some small degree the price He paid? Have we become so familiar with the gospel that we sometimes fail to appreciate what our freedom from sin cost our Savior? (cf. Isaiah 53:5-6; Romans 4:25; 1 Peter 2:24).
On this Independence Day (and every day), let us as followers of Christ, be truly grateful to Jesus for all He has sacrificed in order to set us free from certain spiritual death [eternal separation from God] – (Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23; Isaiah 59:1-2; cf. Romans 5:6-11).
No matter what else may be demanding our attention this day, let us take the time to remember the unpayable debt we owe Him.