Thursday, June 23, 2011



by Bernie Lutchman


A time to keep and a time to throw away...Ecclesiastes 3:6b

We Westerners are pretty possessive about our stuff and try to hold on to it as much as we can! Even those of us who know better, participate in this. But you know, when it is all said and done, all we need to live is basically the same stuff we have in front of our eyes are the present time! Think about it!

Some people keep all the luggage and baggage they have been carrying around forever, literally and figuratively. Even though they go to church and claim to be Christians, they walk around loaded down because they refuse to either throw off their baggage or do not know how to.  There is a choice. You can choose to keep all your troubles or not just throw them away but place them FIRMLY in the Arms of Jesus!

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV says (in part ) "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery".

So He set us free so we don't have to live with this bondage, guilt, baggage and Samsonite luggage. Therefore, why are you carrying this around?!
He set us free that we may live.
He set us free, with His Life He did give.
Keep strong in His Way
Never shall you sway
But all your burdens, fears and cares - throw them all away.

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