For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13 ESV)
There are some great reminders in this verse.
We are “called to freedom.” We are called by God to His gospel. We don’t pull ourselves up or figure it out, He calls us. “Called to freedom” means that Jesus Christ has done all of the work for us. We are, indeed, free.
But with this great freedom comes a warning. Our freedom isn’t a pass to sin. Our freedom means we are free from the legal demands of the law — namely that the wages of sin is death — and our freedom means that we are now free to serve others.
These two things are part of what makes Christianity amazing. Other religions require work and even after a bunch of work, there is still death. There’s nothing else. Christianity calls us to freedom and tells us that Jesus Christ has done all of the work for us. Christianity is also unique because it calls us to love and serve others — even our enemies.
Think about this for just a moment and the amazing message of the gospel will prepare you for worship of our God today.
Amen and amen.
“Sunday Worship” is a weekly series that can hopefully be used to help prepare our hearts to worship God Almighty. You can read all of the posts in this series by clicking here.