For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. (Galatians 5: 13, KJV.)

Hello friend! Did you just read that? We have been called into liberty, into freedom, but there’s a caveat here: Do not use this freedom as a platform to fulfil the desires of the flesh; rather, take advantage of it, and serve every believer in love. That’s my translation. (Smiles.)

Permit me to reproduce here, the New Living Translation Bible’s thought on the same passage:

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.

Hey people, could it be said any better? We have been called into freedom, liberty, just for one purpose – to serve one another in love. Late Dr. Myles Munroe did say, ‘when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable’, but this is not the case with us, yeah? The purpose of the liberty we have in CHRIST is for us to walk in love, and not to run riot in the flesh.

It would suffice today, if we just take home this truth, that, the call to Sainthood in CHRIST equals a call to love like CHRIST. Here, see:

Be ye therefore, followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as CHRIST also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour. (Ephesians 5: 1 – 2, KJV.)

This is just an introduction. We continue next time. Let these words resonate in your mind today: a work with God is a walk with Love, for God is love. I’d also recommend, ‘The Spirituality of Love’; another article of mine on this blog. It’d give you a fine idea of all we shall explore in this new series.

Meanwhile, be reminded of my love for you. (Smiles.)

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