Galatians 5 and Freedom!

I have long felt the impact of Paul’s words in Galatians 5, starting right at the beginning.  I always remember it as the ESV says, “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Gal. 5:1a) .  

It clearly doesn’t mean we do whatever we want - particularly in regards to the “desires of the flesh” .  It means we are free to be led by the Spirit and the desires that come through Him.