Daily Devotional
Are You a Slave to the Law?

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

Galatians 2:20-21


Ponder This

Under legalism, you’re a slave to yourself. Under criticism, you’re a slave to others. Under legalism, you’re a slave to circumstance, but the grace of God will set you free from all that. It’s all centered on the cross of Jesus Christ. The cross is our statue of liberty; it is the cross that tells us of our freedom. The cross sets us free from legalism because every demand of the law was paid with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. The cross sets us free from criticism. You can criticize me, but I know who I am, and He loved me enough to die for me.

Because you died with Christ, the law has no more demand on you. It is an exchanged life. He gave Himself for us so that He might give Himself to us. He inhabits our humanity. The life I now live, I live by the faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.

  • Why is Jesus worthy of our full trust every day?
  • How would life look different if you truly lived with full faith in the Son of God each day?

Practice This

Make a list of your daily activities and responsibilities. Note next to each listed item how it might look different if it were undertaken by faith in the Son of God.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.