There is liberty in knowing the Word of God and walking freely in its truths. Psalm 1 describes the pure happiness that comes from this intentional way of living: “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is likea tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither” (vv. 2-3).
Living with a clear conscience and a light heart has nothing to do with our own rules or judgments or small confined perspectives. Rather, the key to personal liberty is delighting in God’s Word. In Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis writes, “To become holy is rather like joining a secret society. To put it at the very lowest, it must be great fun.”
What a wonderful perspective! Why then must we make our lives so much more complicated then they need be. Why must we wonder where the narrow road is. We wonder if the person to our right or left is “doing it right.” We wonder if anyone is noticing how hard we are trying.
God says, “Focus on me! Love me, delight in my ways, and be free!”