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.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

~ Galatians 5:13-15

As followers of Christ, I often wonder if the world will want what they see in us.

Isn’t that a convicting thought?

God’s love made a way for our freedom through Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. What a humbling thought to know that our freedom came at at such a high cost!

The foundation of the Christian life is a call to freedom. But do we really live like we’re free?

The fight against the flesh…

God’s Word spends ample time reminding us of our freedom in Christ. Why? Because our Father knows us all too well. We proclaim freedom, but it doesn’t take long for the flashy things of this world to once again catch our attention, causing us to wander from the foot of the cross, forget the high cost of our freedom, and slip back into the works of our flesh.

Our flesh either tempts us to return as slaves to the law (Galatians 5:1), or to view our freedom as a green light to sin just because we’re already covered by grace (Galatians 5:13).

Either extreme is a dangerous place to live and distorts our communication of the gospel to a lost world.

What freedom living looks like…

“When God is our portion and we are truly free, then we will serve one another through love. Freedom flows forth in love just as surely as a bubbling spring flows forth in a mountain stream. The book of Galatians is written to show us how to become a mountain spring that serves the valley with the water of love.” ~ John Piper

You see, this freedom living doesn’t end with us and the benefits we receive from no longer living as slaves (Galatians 4:7). True freedom living overflows into the lives of others, creating a case for Christ to all who view its beauty.

How can you tell if someone is truly living in Christian liberty? They look and LOVE a whole lot like Jesus…

 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” ~ Philippians 2:3-11

As followers of Christ, I often wonder if the world will want what they see in us.

Let’s give them a glimpse of Jesus by loving and serving each other well.

This is true freedom living, to the glory of God the Father.

At His feet,



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