Galatians 5:13

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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. - Galatians 5:13

Dear Jesus,

I heard in the news last week about a man who had just been released from prison who went on a rampage and killed several people. I thought to myself, "How sad that he used his freedom to continue reeking havoc." Then I remembered how many times I had felt bold to sin because I knew you would forgive me. In my more quiet moments the guilt of such exploitative behavior haunts me. How could I do that to you? I'm begging you to build me up in your Spirit to use my freedom under grace to serve others freely from a loving heart. Take away the puny strength of the law and replace it with gospel appreciation. Make me a willing and faithful servant of all.

Amen

Pastor Don Patterson

There is nothing in all the universe more liberating than divine love.