A mailman was given a new route. His first day he approached the mailbox of a home that had a big, bad German shepherd croached on the porch. As the mailman put his hand toward the mailbox, the dog went ballistic and leaped outwards about ten feet. The mailman instinctively braced for the impact of being eaten up. But once the dog landed it promptly returned to the porch and reassumed its croached position.
It was then that the homeowner walked out to see what had gotten the dog all stirred up. The mailman explained what had happened and asked, “Why did that dog go back to the porch?” The homeowner answered, “Oh, we took his chain off yesterday and he hasn’t realized it yet.”
You know, many Christians haven’t realized yet that Jesus has set them free from the power of sin. Jesus said,
“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
Galatians 5:1 says:
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
So, Christian, what sin do you continue to struggle with? Well, don’t you think it’s about time that you started walking in the power of Christ and living like someone who has been set free from that sin’s bondage? Until you do, you aren’t showing much more sense than that dog.