Today’s Word: For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” ~ Galatians 5:13-14 (NLT)
Galatians 5:13-15 The Message (MSG)
13-15 It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?
Jesus didn’t give his life on the cross to just honor his father or even just because that’s what he had to go with from the rulers and community. Rather the true reason Jesus gave his life was our day not his death. He gave his life for our freedom to save us from death and the worst punishment of our sinful nature. He gave his life for our salvation and freedom in love by his death on the cross he took our sinful nature away from us and gave us eternal freedom and life. Use it freely but wisely don’t use your freedom for entertainment and sinful acts. Rather live in love and peace and equality with one another. Being like God is. That’s is an act in itself and true freedom. Don’t ruin the honor and gift. Jesus wants you to honor him, trust him, love him, be like him and love one another.
He wants you to put others first like he does. To live in his image and live a Godly life accepting him and his gift of salvation. To repent of your sins and love and honor him. He is a loving, forgiving and merciful God. But he needs us to be as well for him. He wants you to see through his eyes, he wants you to see and focus on the good and spread love. The Greatest commandment of all love your neighbor as yourself.