Being on death row is terrifying.
No matter how brace you are, fear and terror consume you as you’re expecting death. Imagine what Barabbas must have felt when prison guards came to pick him up for what he thought was his execution. But instead of taking him to die, they told him he was free.
Barabbas represents all of us. We may object under the pretext that we are good people. With the argument that we do not participate in terrible things or do what we may consider to be worst sins than others. We do not do drugs, murder all adultery, etc.
But we just as as guilty of sin as Barabbas was.
Barabbas did nothing to earn his freedom.
How much do we appreciate the freedom that we have?
Freedom in Christ means being slaves to righteousness.
We don’t use our freedom in Christ as a license to sin. If we do it’s a sad spot to be in. Using God’s grace in order to sin is like spitting into His face.
1 Corinthians 9:19-27
Having freedom means living with a purpose. It makes no sense to move aimlessly in life. Every good athlete has a purpose to every move he or she makes.
Galatians 5:1, Galatians 5:13
Our freedom means that our brother and sisters are absolutely worthy of serving. My actions affect those around me. With that in mind I have to exercise my freedom.
1 Corinthians 10:31-33
We need to use our freedom to serve others.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Freedom means that God has a different view of us than the one we have of ourselves.