What is our privilege as believers?
The world defines ‘privilege’ as a special right, an advantage over others. It says that a person has the right to express themselves in the way they choose, but does that expression give a person an advantage over another? It seems that way in today’s culture.
The Bible describes ‘privilege’ as a freedom.
“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 NKJV.
Christ set us free and gives us the privilege of wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. That is how we are to live and express our lives as believers. This privilege is an advantage over the enemy and not over others. We are welcome guests at Christ’s table are we are to consider it a privilege to eat and drink from His table. Are you eating and drinking daily from His table? Christ’s table is never empty. The scriptures are filled with what we need everyday and we have a special right to draw from it as much as possible without restraint or denial.
In relationship with Jesus we also have freedom and privilege to the throne of grace. In the middle of trials, let this freedom comfort you. In the middle of worry, let this freedom comfort you. In the middle or sorrows, let this freedom comfort you. It’s our privilege to have direct access to the Holy Spirit always in our lives. We have the freedom to lay it all down at the feet of Jesus.
When I was writing this devotional, I couldn’t help but to think of the words that Michael W. Smith (hope I’m not dating myself, LOL) wrote in the song, You Are Holy:
“You are holy; You are mighty; You are worthy;
Worthy of praise I will follow; I will listen;
I will love you; All of my days.
I will sing to; and worship; the King who is worthy
And I will love and adore Him;
and I will bow down before Him
You’re my prince of peace and I will live my life for you,”
Is that a privilege or what? We can bow down before the Father, Creator of this world and sing, worship, love and adore Him. It gives me such comfort and security to know that we get to experience and live out this privilege. Let’s exercise our right and live up to our privilege.
Do you live up to this privilege?
“Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord; Let us lift up our hearts and hands To God in Heaven” Lamentations 3:40-41 NKJV