Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – July 7, 2022

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THURSDAY, JULY 7

 

13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:13-14 (NLT)


 

CELEBRATING FREEDOM: OUR FREEDOM IS A GIFT; SERVE ONE ANOTHER

 

Petty Officer Douglas Albert Munro was awarded The Medal of Honor as a result of his actions on September 27, 1942. Munro, in charge of a group of 24 Higgins boats, engaged in evacuating a battalion of marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz Guadalcanal. After making preliminary plans to evacuate nearly 500 beleaguered marines, Munro, under constant strafing by enemy machine guns on the island and at great risk of his life, daringly led 5 of his small craft toward the shore. As he closed the beach, he signaled the others to land. Then to draw the enemy’s fire and protect the heavily loaded boats, he valiantly placed his craft with its 2 small guns as a shield between the beachhead and the Japanese. When the dangerous task of evacuation was nearly completed, Munro was instantly killed by enemy fire. Still, his crew, 2 of whom were wounded, carried on until the last boat had loaded and cleared the beach. With his outstanding leadership, expert planning, and dauntless devotion to duty, he and his courageous comrades undoubtedly saved the lives of many who otherwise would have perished. He gallantly gave his life for his country. (Scott Jensen)

 

According to Galatians 5:13, when we are free in Christ, we are free to serve others. Our sinful flesh wants to use others for our selfish wants. But when we come to Christ, we are set free from the power of selfish desires and have the opportunity to bless others.

 

Reflection

 

Who do you know that most embodies a servant’s heart? Who is someone that you can bless by serving today?

 

Praise/Prayer

 

Thank God for giving you power over your selfish fleshly desires. Ask God to help you live out your freedom and serve someone today.

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