|You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.|
|For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. |
|For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. |
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.
"Christian liberty is freedom from sin, not liberty to sin."
Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (Ga 5:13). Nashville: T. Nelson.