Insisting on our rights doesn’t always end well.
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The problem between both is rooted in their understanding of their rights. This understanding, or I should say, misunderstanding of their rights can have deadly consequences.
Christians relate to each other like motorists and cyclists, claiming their freedom to do what they want even at the cost of a brother or sister in Christ.
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
Galatians 5:13 English Standard Version
Christian liberty does not give us the license to do whatever we want, but the honor of yielding ourselves to another person out of reverence for Christ.(Ephesians 5:21).
Christ died and lives for each one of us in the body of Christ. He yielded his life for the rich and the poor, for the healthy and the sick, for you and me.
Through Jesus we are free to yield the right-of-way to each other. There are fewer accidents in the Christian community when we live with this understanding of our liberty in Christ.
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