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Bible Notes

Galatians 5:13-15 (19.07.21)

Galatians 5:13-15
13 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. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

This seems the ideal passage for ‘freedom day’ as today has been dubbed. How should we use the freedom we’re being given? In his inaugural speech, JFK famously said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.’ Paul uses the same sentiment here – through Jesus we have been set free, but don’t use your freedom for selfish ends but as an opportunity to serve others. How can we use our freedom in Christ, and our freedom from Covid legislation, for the benefit of those around us?

Spirit, help me to use my freedom as Christ used his.

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