Liberty Comes From Jesus

Micah describes how things will be in the end, with God’s blessing on His people.  Our Founding Fathers like George Washington picked up on this phrase, everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, to describe their desire in establishing this country.  It’s a lovely description of liberty and the absence of tyranny.  Political liberty IS one of the many good fruits that flow from gospel roots.  But so often we look to a government to give us liberty before we look to God for it.  Too often we seek liberty without first calling America to go up to Yahweh’s house and worship the God of Jacob through His Messiah, Jesus, His Son.  We want freedom, without Jesus, and there is none to be had.  Too often, the tyranny of Washington DC is more distressing to us than the tyranny of the devil.

God forgive and mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!

Let us confess our impatience with God’s sovereign plan among the nations when we have our own hearts and homes to tend.

Every Sunday is the Christian’s independence day, when we remember Jesus coming alive from the tomb, showing us the life and liberty we have because of Him.  The Son of God has set you free!


Micah 4:1-4

          Now it shall come to pass in the latter days
    That the mountain of the LORD’s house
    Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
    And shall be exalted above the hills;
    And peoples shall flow to it.
    2      Many nations shall come and say,
    “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
    To the house of the God of Jacob;
    He will teach us His ways,
    And we shall walk in His paths.”
    For out of Zion the law shall go forth,
    And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    3      He shall judge between many peoples,
    And rebuke strong nations afar off;
    They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
    And their spears into pruning hooks;
    Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
    Neither shall they learn war anymore.

    4      But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree,
    And no one shall make them afraid;
    For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.

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