TEXT: GALATIANS 5:13–14 (NLT)
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. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
In Christ, we are given complete freedom. The purpose of this freedom is not to fulfill our own selfish desires—it means we are free to love and serve others as Jesus did.
“God, help me to love myself and love my neighbor as You have loved me.”
You love your neighbor by loving yourself, and you love yourself by receiving God’s love. When we encounter God, this should always lead to loving the people around us. If you don’t feel like serving others, spend time with God until you do!
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I find true and absolute freedom in following Jesus. Freedom isn’t pursuing whatever I want—it’s pursuing what God wants. #youthalive
Youth Pastor at People's Church in Arnold, MO.