“The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” Like pigs lured into a trap by free corn, so people allow themselves to be lured into bondage by government “handouts,” and for a while they like it. There is a parallel in Christianity. Christians are lured to disregard God’s commandments protecting marriage, life, property, and reputation. They are lured even to rethink God as one other than their Creator. There is the ever-present temptation to conform to the culture intellectually, in “scientific” thought, and in behavior. By conforming, they may even feel “free” for a time and like it, but the Bible describes them as “slaves of depravity” (2 Peter 2:19). The price for keeping true Christianity “is eternal vigilance.” The Christian is admonished, “Be sober, be vigilant” (1 Peter 5:8).
Jesus promised, “If you continue in My Word, you are My disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Continue with us in God’s Word at Peace Lutheran Church. Sunday service time is 9:00 a.m. Advent services are Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.