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There’s Nothing You Can Do To Make God Love You Less

In Galatians 5, the Apostle Paul writes a lot about freedom. His main point is showing the contrast between the covenant of the law, found in the Old Testament, and the covenant of grace, which Christ brought with him. But, we see in verse 13, he gives special attention to those who live in the freedom of Christ’s new covenant.

In verse 13, Paul says “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Here, he is warning about the danger of abusing the freedom God’s grace provides. He unpacks this a little more in Romans 6.

In Romans 6, Paul is addressing a misunderstanding of grace that was beginning to take form in the Roman church. Many people were starting to believe that, since God’s grace is given more and shown stronger when overcoming sin, that they should sin even more so that they could receive more grace. But Paul says, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

God’s grace releases us from the power that sin holds over us. Because of that, we are invited by grace to continue moving closer to him in love and intimacy.


  • Spend time today reflecting on this statement: There’s nothing you can do to make God love you less.
  • What is one way that you would live life differently if you believed that statement to be true?

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