Happy Fourth of July!
Everyone here at the Gospel Blog wishes you a very happy Fourth of July! We hope you have a blessed day celebrating the liberty we enjoy in the U.S.
Many of us take for granted that we, at this very moment, are citizens of one of the greatest nations to exist on earth in modern times. It's easy to focus on the negative aspects of our country and roll our eyes at those who show patriotism.
While we can and should identify areas where the U.S. can improve, we should also be thanking God for the freedoms that we enjoy, the freedoms that were paid for in blood by those in our military — not so long ago during the world wars when they were threatened by very real and aggressive evils and those who continue to stand on the front lines today.
We hope that this scripture reminds you that God's spirit is one of liberty — freedom from sin and sin's eternal consequences. Let's be vessels for God's spirit in the U.S. so that this land can retain its long-loved liberty. When we reject His spirit and all that goes with it, we forfeit our beloved freedom.
This article has undergone ministry review and approval.