December 6, 2008

Called to Liberty

Galatians 5:13-16

You, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

It's so easy to fulfill the lust of the flesh.  It's the default position.

And yet, we are also called to not fulfill those lusts.  We can, and we are free to fulfill those lusts, but God wants us to understand and choose the alternative.

We can be consumed by one another, or we can give ourselves away to one another.

Walking in the Spirit is all about serving one another through love.  It's a shift from things and consuming to a relationship and doing things together, like walking.

Tim
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