Today we live in a culture, that believes that no one has the “right” to tell me what I can and cannot do. If the Bible does not speak against a specific act, it is assumed that we can do whatever we want. However, Galatians 5:13-14 reminds us that just because I may have the liberty to do something, doesn’t mean that I should do it. We do not possess a spiritual license to do as we wish. This would be seen as Spiritual “Sadduceeism.” Sadducees were a sect of Israel which taught religious tolerance to the nation of Israel, the problem was that they were only tolerant to those who agreed with them on their “liberty in God” This is part of the reason they hated Jesus so much, because He challenged their doctrine. We need to be careful that we do not desire to exalt ourselves at the expense of others. Demanding my right to exercise liberty, and exercising it at the expense of others, is a sign not of maturity but of carnality. Paul reminds believers in 1 Corinthians 12:31 “that I show you a better way” and then shares with the wonderful instruction in 1 Corinthians 13. Love must be the basis of our choices, Our Love for God, and our love for our neighbor. We give us certain liberty, in order to give opportunity to encourage, edify, and evangelize. Our goal in our life is to exalt the Kingdom of God, not our person “rights”. As we face the dark, unknown of today may we choose in every instance to display love to a world that is struggling to common ground. Stop thinking primarily of ourselves, but begin to look at the needs of other’s more important than our own. As we seek to reach out to others, we find satisfaction in our own lives.