The great historian, Will Durant, expressed it well when he said, “The first condition of freedom is its limitations.” In today’s culture, man’s freedom and liberty are limited to himself. Man has placed himself as the end result and solution to all things.
The call to freedom is for people to realize how destitute they actually are without Christ. One might say, “I have never heard of Adam’s sin,” or “Is it fair for God to see me as totally depraved?” However, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the doctrine of total depravity is very comforting. It releases God to work on our behalf. It also lays the foundation for many blessings we have in Christ. It allows an omniscient, omnipotent, all loving, compassionate and merciful God to be our only limit.
The Word of God is the highest form of spiritual authority; and that authority must govern, regulate, and maintain our Christian life. The Word must be that which sanctifies us (2), orders our steps (3), and heals us (4).
True freedom is limiting ourselves to God and His Word and allowing that Word to be lifted up as a standard of truth. If God and His Holy Scriptures are your only limitation, you are free. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him. If ye continue in my word, then ye are my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).