Galatians 5:13-14 ” You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire Law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “

This freedom Paul is speaking about means liberty from the rituals and ceremonies of the Mosaic Law…but not from its standard of morality and justice.  He also warned of using this freedom to cause someone else to stumble. (I Corinthians 8:9)  To illustrate this further, Paul wrote that though he was free, he made himself a slave to everyone, in order to win as many as possible to Christ. (I Corinthians 9:19)  As the COVID 19 pandemic continues in the United States, words like freedom, rights, and liberty have become hot-button topics.  But no matter where we stand on these issues…God’s Word remains.  Or as Peter wrote in I Peter 2: 16-17, “Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.  Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”

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