Who doesn’t like a freebie? That’s a Pro Bono. It means that one person does something for another at no charge. It’s commonly used in legal work. Alternate meanings include words like free, gratis, unpaid, unrewarded, unsalaried, free of charge, without charge, for nothing, at no cost, or without payment.
We all do that once in a while. Parents raise children for free, that is no charging of room and board (until the child gets a job!) When we do small favours for another person, we don’t expect to get paid. We are working PRO BONO!
The phrase itself isn’t in the Bible but it’s meaning certainly is. Read these popular verses with PRO BONO in mind.
It is for PRO BONO that Christ has set us PRO BONO. You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be PRO BONO. (From Galatians 5)
PRO BONO you have received; PRO BONO give. (From Matthew 10:8)
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you PRO BONO.” (From John 8:32)
Through him everyone who believes is set PRO BONO from every sin. (From Acts 13:39)
You have been set PRO BONO from sin. (Romans 6:18)
Do you get it; really get it? There is no charge to follow the Christ; to ask him to be your Lord and Saviour. It’s PRO BONO, friend. The best deal on earth, anywhere.
Prayer-Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for your gift of eternal life and for your Holy Spirit who has come to live in me. Amen.