Freedom to Love (Gal 5)

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Because Jesus died for you He has done the work of salvation for you. You are not bound to any man, you are FREE! Sadly, too many of us are so self-centered we focus more on the fact that no one has the right to tell us what to do we miss the fact that there’s a difference between what we have to do and what we should do. If my freedom causes harm to others, I should not take advantage of that freedom. “I have the right to do that!” is not the call of the Christian. Giving up what you have a right to, for the sake of the weakness of another, is exactly what Jesus did by going to the cross. It is our chance to live the gospel. Don’t worry about your rights, worry about building up others.

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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