In this week’s section of Psalm 119, we’ll encounter the wonderful reality that God’s Word gives us freedom, but what is freedom according to God’s perspective. I think John Piper offers us a helpful and biblically informed definition of this word that often means many different things to many different people. Piper writes:
“Freedom is doing what you love to do, if you love to do what you ought to do. We won’t discover lasting liberty by indulging in whatever we want, but by letting God transform our desires.”
Did you catch that? Freedom is something we don’t possess in our natural state! It is a wonderful gift from God that comes as we submit to His authority and experience the transforming work of the Holy Spirit changing what we desire. This week, pray, asking God to give you true freedom, so you can say with the psalmist, “I will keep Your law continually, forever and ever, and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought Your precepts” (Psalm 119:44-45).