True Freedom in Christ

foot washing graphicI find it interesting that Christians will sometimes declare that, since Jesus has given them freedom, they now can do anything they want. Yet Galatians 5: 13 says, “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.”

That hardly sounds like doing anything I want, does it? Instead, we take the freedom that Christ has granted us to serve others. After all that’s what He did, right?

Immediately after the Apostle Paul writes that verse, he continued on with these words, “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Galatians 5:14)

At least part of what Jesus did for us, by dying on the cross and rising again, was to allow us the opportunity to love and serve one another. That’s true freedom in Christ.

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One Response to True Freedom in Christ

  1. Beck says:

    So often as we “grow up in Christ” we find that things aren’t what they seem on the surface. Our freedom being for the benefit of others could only be a God concept, we would never think of that in a million years! Great food for thought and convicting as Jesus teaches me new things about my purpose in him!

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