Originally Posted by sailaway58
Any way I agree we are free in Christ but free like a river. Without the banks the water would disperse into stagnant water.
Free with responsibility.
I like this analogy. The freedom we have through Christ is not freedom to sin but freedom to love. The law does have purpose in my life, it shows me how to love others and how to get the focus off of myself.
I think that when we are motivated by love, we act more responsibly that when we are motivated only by the law. I know that I will do far more for someone whom I love than I will for someone I don't. When we have love we WANT to serve others; we don't HAVE to serve others.