A resentful spirit can grow into a terrible burden that isn’t healthy to carry through life. Forgiving characterizes who we are in Christ, and it’s truly in our best interest to pardon others, even when difficult. Jesus promised to make us free (John 8:36), so choose to be liberated from your hurt.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, November 20, 2021.
There are some nonbelievers who think it’s okay to live as they please for awhile before repenting of sin and turning to Christ for salvation. But it’s dangerous to delay. The time to be saved is when you hear the gospel, feel the Spirit’s conviction about sin, and understand that eternal consequences await those who reject the Savior’s free gift.
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Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, August 11, 2019.
When a Christian genuinely loves others, he or she fulfills all the moral requirements of the former Mosaic law concerning them (Matthew 22:36-40; Romans 13:8-10). This is the ruling principle of Christian freedom.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 5:14.
The freedom Christians have is not a base from which they can sin freely and without consequence. Christian freedom is not for selfish fulfillment, but for serving others.
This does not mean God has abrogated His moral law (Romans 3:21). We are indeed under grace (Romans 6:14), but the Lord also guides and teaches us in the behavior He expects, by giving us His words and Spirit as that guide.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 5:13, Romans 6:14.