“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
We all have the tendency to sin, to do things that are not good for us though we may enjoy them, which seems like a contradiction.
That is the bondage this scripture talks about. What’s interesting is that my tendency toward something is different from yours. One person may have one drink and become an alcoholic. Another person can have one drink and never be entangled by it. One person can eat a piece of cake, then sit down and devour the whole thing. Another person can have a small piece of cake and that is enough. Why is that?
Though I don’t have the answer, this verse tells us what we can do about our tendencies……stand fast in the liberty. Christ has made us free from our yoke of bondage to these tendencies. This is a spiritual battle fought in the flesh. We must keep our minds on Christ to be able to stand fast, or in other words stand firm and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.