Philippine Independence Day!

Salma’s Kinder 1 drawing after a lesson on the Philippine Flag

For you were called to be free, brothers and sisters, only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another in love.

Galatians 5:13

Freedom for one country, or one person has, through the course of history, been proved costly.

I’m glad I’m a free Filipino. I’m supremely blessed I’m free in Christ.

That carries with it then an enormous responsibility, to use this opportunity to serve others in love, not hate, in respect, not unmannerliness.

Paul talks about the role of freedom. “For freedom Christ set us free. Stand firm then and don’t submit to a yoke of slavery.” (Gal 5:1)

What can we be enslaved in? There are plenty (v19-21) BUT the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.(v22)

Let us then use our freedom to benefit others!

In addition to celebrating that freedom in Christ, the encouragement is: “Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” (Gal 5:26)

ISN’T THIS SUCH A TALL ORDER IN TODAY’S SOCIAL MEDIA FRENZY?

Photo by Wesley Eland on Unsplash

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!