The Morning Devotional for July 3, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 20.1 (Part One)

I. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law;a and in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin,bfrom the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation;c as also in their free access to God,d and their yielding obedience unto him, not out of slavish fear, but a child-like love and willing mind.e All which were common also to believers under the law;f but under the New Testament the liberty of Christians is further enlarged in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected;g and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace,h and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.i

a. Gal 3:131 Thes 1:10Titus 2:14. • b. Acts 26:18Rom 6:14Gal 1:4Col 1:13. • c. Psa 119:71Rom 8:1281 Cor 15:54-57. • d. Rom 5:1-2. • e. Rom 8:14-151 John 4:18. • f. Gal 3:914. • g. Acts 15:10-11Gal 4:1-36-75:1. • h. Heb 4:141610:19-22. • i. John 7:38-392 Cor 3:1317

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