Indulged

To walk continually in the liberty is to remain in the shedding abroad of that same liberty - love. Indulging in love will eliminate indulging in the destructive whims of the flesh.

  Nov 17, 2017   admin


Galatians 5:13-15 NIV
[13] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love. [14] For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” [15] If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.


The blood of Jesus has made it so that we will never again have to prove anything, jump through a hoop or two, or pass any proficiency tests to be accepted embraced and loved. The inability of the flesh to get there by achieving anything, even on the smallest level, has been rendered completely and totally meaningless. We are all given the exact same righteousness, regardless of what we can or cannot do. It’s the righteousness of God in Christ. 

Right in the middle of being freed from a flesh requirement, though, we can still be holding a flesh requirement over someone else. The real freedom we’ve been called to is not just away from judgment and condemnation, but to a life free from dishing those things out. Falling short of the mark will no longer disqualify us before God, but if, in our freedom, we begin doing what God Himself will not do, then harm and destruction can still take place as a result of our indulged flesh. To find, magnify and attack others faults based upon our perceptions is to make freedom a very dangerous thing it was never intended for. 

In the command to “love our neighbor as ourselves” is an opportunity to devolve all those in our lives from any “have-tos”, just as this have been done for us. If we consider ourselves to be free from any condemnation and worthy of undeserved favor, then that same consideration and freedom should be given as well. To walk continually in the liberty is to remain in the shedding abroad of that same liberty - love. Indulging in love will eliminate indulging in the destructive whims of the flesh. 


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