Stand Fast • Galatians 5
"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
Here, we see Paul challenging the Galatians to continue in the liberty by which Christ Jesus had made them free.
To “stand fast” in this liberty takes work and effort. By reading this verse, we can be reminded that if we are not careful, it is easy to entangle ourselves once again with a yoke of bondage.
Proverbs also reminds us of this truth. Proverbs 26:11 reads: "As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
Let us not be like the dog that returns to his own vomit, because we have been made free of it by Christ Jesus our Lord.