Freedom is a fantastic thing. But as Christians, we aren’t free to do as we please. Rather – in response to god’s incredible love for us – we are free to reach out to those around us with love (5:14)
But we don’t always show love to others. Why? Because there’s a battle going on inside of us! The battle between the flesh (5:16-17, 19-21) and the Spirit (5:22-23)
At the heart of the Spirit filled life is change. It is to be changed by the Spirit to develop the character of Jesus. And that’s our life long call – to grow more and more like Jesus.