Standing Your Ground For Grace Podcast with Pastor Chuck Swindoll
When Christ set us free, He removed from our necks the oppressive yoke of the law and replaced it with His easy yoke (Matthew 11:28–30). He liberated us from the taskmaster of sin and released us from the burdens of guilt and shame. Because Christ defeated sin’s power through His death and resurrection, our freedom is certain. “If the Son sets you free, you are truly free” (John 8:36)!
However, we must never take for granted our freedom. We must keep a vigilant lookout for grace-killing heresy that can eclipse Christ’s message of freedom. As Paul warned church members in Galatia, legalists will sneak in and “deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ” (Galatians 1:7). Their joyless and intimidating teaching will take captive some Christians, putting them once again under the yoke of the law. Sadly, believers in bondage lose their joy and often become uptight, inflexible, inhibited, overly cautious, and obsessively fearful about what others think or say.