But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh

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.

Galatians 5:13 NIV

In Jesus we are set free.  But our freedom is not to be used to indulge the selfish desires of our sinful nature.  When we come to Christ our lives are no longer our own.  They belong to the Lord and our lives should be a living sacrifice to the Lord.  In all that we do we should bring honor and glory to His name.  Some have distorted the grace of God as simply a license to indulge the sinful nature.  Claiming that where sin abounds, that grace abounds even more.  But when we rightly understand the grace of God and especially all that Jesus went through so we could be free.  We will view the lives we live and the choices we make much differently.  May we use our freedom to walk in obedience and walk in holiness and simply pursue the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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