Galatians 5:13-15… 13 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. 14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
We are freed at salvation for a purpose to love and serve one another. All Disciples have a choice every day to look inward for our own comfort, pleasure, happiness, making self an idol to worship or to look outward in obedience to the commands of our Lord through love serving one another.
You may say I always look outward to serve others, but actually select only the ones we want to serve and ” 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” [Matthew 25:37-40].
We are brothers and sisters of Jesus and He expects us in agape love to serve those in need both physically and spiritually. Lack of agape love results in us biting and devouring one another.