Matthew Poole Commentary - Galatians 5:13 - 5:13

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Galatians 5:13 - 5:13

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Ye have been called unto liberty; a liberty from the covenant of the law, and the curse of the law, as Gal_3:13; from servile fear, as Luk_1:74; and from sin, Rom_6:7.

Only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh; but you must take heed that you do not abuse this liberty by making it an occasion for sin, so as from thence to conclude, that you may give your flesh more liberty in obeying the lusts of it: you must not think, that the gospel hath set you at liberty from the obedience of the law; the gospel liberty to which you are called, doth not set you free from the duty of love, either to God or men. Therefore

by love serve one another. Our Christian liberty neither freeth us from the serving of God, nor from our mutual serving each other by love, according to Rom_8:8: Owe no man any thing, but to love one another.