Galatians 5:13-14 NIV 2011
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. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Believers are justified by faith alone in Christ alone and are set free from the law through Christ’s atoning death at Calvary. That is woven throughout Paul’s letter to the Galatians. It was his clarion call to Christians. Galatians 6:2, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm…” The church was called to serve. Ephesians 5:21, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Mark 12:31, “The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater…” Saved sinners that serve, serve the Savior.
Jesus is the servant model we’re called to follow daily. Jesus made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. By following His model, we’re able to fulfill Paul’s charge to believers: serve one another humbly in love. I’ve made it my hearts desire to serve the Lord wherever He calls me. I was called to serve the Lord today by helping lead our Sunday worship service: a saved sinner serving the Lord.
Where is the Lord calling us to serve?
Joyfully serving together,