Galatians 5:13-14 – 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.”
Paul is exhorting the Galatians that they are no longer bound by the law. There is freedom in Christ and they are to live by the Spirit. No longer being under the law does not mean you are free to engage in unrepentant sin. When you have receive the Spirit and the love of Christ we are to live and love like Jesus to our neighbors.
I am not longer bound to the law, the law is there to remind me and convict me of sin. It is incorrect theology for me to think Jesus died for me, therefore I’m saved so I can have freedom to do anything worldly in the flesh continually. As a believer in Jesus, I have received the Spirit and I am a new creation in Christ called to love Him and others. God loved me so much that he sent His Son to die for me. I must receive that love and share it wherever I am called with our neighbors here and around the world. There are many neighbors in need, physically, financially, and spiritually. Wherever God’s heart breaks and you feel burdened there is a neighbor to love in the nam of Jesus.
Thank you for the freedom you have given me in Christ! Let the power of the Spirit give me eyes to see and a heart to love others to glorify you!