Galatians 5:13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”
American Christians, in line with the culture around us, seem to be adamant about our rights and ambivalent about our responsibilities. We cling to our rights to live like the world, and ignore our responsibilities to impact the world. We cling to our rights to be served, and ignore our responsibilities to serve others. We cling to our rights to spend time on our own priorities, and ignore our responsibilities to invest time in God’s priorities. We cling to our rights to complain about our country, and ignore our responsibilities to pray for our country.
If Christ had so clung to His rights while walking this earth, would He have ever taken on the responsibility to save us?
Properly appreciated liberty demands precisely applied responsibility. PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD SELFLESSLY SHOULDER OUR GOD-GIVEN RESPONSIBILITIES RATHER THAN SELFISHLY SQUABLING OVER OUR WORLD-WELCOMED RIGHTS. It is right to liberally pursue our responsibilities while limitedly pursuing our rights.