Galatians 5:13-15 (JDV)
Galatians 5:13 For you were invited to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another by love.
Galatians 5:14 You see, the whole law is fulfilled in one word: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Galatians 5:15 But if you are biting and devouring one another, watch out, or you will be obliterated by one another.
In Galatia, a new theology had been introduced that turned the congregations against one another, took away the believers’ freedom in Christ, and made it impossible for them to serve one another by love. This new theology was working against the gospel instead of promoting it. One of the reasons the Lord gave us this book in scripture is that the same thing can happen today. When we start biting and devouring, something has gone wrong.
Lord, make us experts in your word, not so that we can win against our theological opponents, but so we can champion your gospel and demonstrate its truth by loving one another.