Liberty Where the Spirit
read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless,
when it shall turn to the Lord, the
vail shall be taken away. (2 Cor. 3:15~16)
What does it mean here to turn to the
Lord? When I try to keep the law I am
turning to the law, not the Lord. Many
people today claim to serve God, but
are serving the law. We must live spiritual
life not through the law but through
receiving the heart of God.
Verse 17 says, "... and where the
Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." For
example, I would not feel free if I were
at your house.
I would be afraid that you
would be uncomfortable if I rested on
your bed, and I would be careful and
worried that you might be upset if I were
to take the water out of your refrigerator
to quench my thirst.
If your heart and
mine become one, we are comfortable
and free no matter what we do. We are
free if we have the spirit of God because
we then have the same heart as
One who tries to keep the law can
never gain liberty in front of God. No
matter how well he keeps the law, he
cannot gain liberty before God. There is
true liberty where the spirit of the Lord
God recorded the first law on tables
of stones, but He recorded the second
law in our heart.
He puts His heart into
ours. If God puts the heart to hate adultery,
to hate stealing, and to hate hatred,
we will be led by that heart and we
can live like God.
You cannot live like
God when you are led by the law, but if
you receive the heart of Jesus, your life
is automatically changed into a beautiful
and blessed one.