It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1 , NIV)
In what seems like a redundant statement, our freedom–freedom for the bondage of sin–is what Christ died for in order for us to be free.
If you were asked to define to word “freedom,” what would you say? In what ways do you see this as similar or different to the way Paul is using that word here?
How does sin create a yoke of slavery in our lives?
You hear about people who have been “freed” from certain struggles or addiction, yet go right back to them. Why do you think people do this? Why would someone want to give up the freedom they have found in this way?