The word “LIBERTY” in Paul’s writings is used of a slave who goes to the temple of a cultic god and pays a price to the officials for his freedom. The slave then becomes the property of the temple god to whom the price of freedom was paid. He is no longer the property of any person on earth. He belongs to the god from whom his freedom was purchased. The question is, how many slaves could afford to buy their own freedom and pay the price to the temple treasury? In our case, we could never pay the price for our freedom from sin’s penalty. It was Christ himself who paid the price of His own blood to set us free. That is real “LIBERTY.” That’s what Paul had in mind when he said, “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).
A minister was one day moving his library up stairs. As the minister was going up stairs with his load of books his little boy came in and was very anxious to help his father. So his father just told him to go and get an armful and take them up stairs. When the father came back he met the little fellow about half way up the stairs tugging away with the biggest book in the library. He couldn't manage to carry it up. The book was too big. So he sat down and cried. His father found him, and just took him in his arms, book and all, and carried him up stairs.
That is what Christ did to set us free from the burden and penalty of sin. He picked us up and he carried our load to Calvary. Thank God today for the “LIBERTY” you have in Jesus Christ.