Yoke of Slavery

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit to a yoke of slavery. — Galatians 5:1.

We can read the above literally, but we can also read this verse in a different way. (Many verses of the New Testament have multiple meanings and applications.) Christ came to forgive our sins, and when we confess and serve penance we are totally free from our past sins burdens. The yoke of slavery to sin is broken.

I have difficulty with this. I often continue to beat my self up over my past, playing the game of would haves and should haves. Fortunately, I run across Galatians from time and it reminds me throw off that yoke and look to the future.

How about you?

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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