“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13

“Freedom” is a central term occurring six more times in this Book as an adjective and once in verbal form. Our freedom in Christ, based on His atoning work, consists in freedom from bondage to the Law (i.e., slavery).

Freedom in Christ ought not become a basis for pandering to the desires of our corrupt human nature. It presents an opposite temptation from legalism. A person can be tempted to view freedom in Christ as a selfish “indulgence in the flesh”, in other words, an opportunity to do whatever one wants to do. But the Apostle Paul points out that true Christian liberty is the freedom to serve one another in love.

God’s blessings on your day…

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