Galatians 5:13-15, Freed For Slavery

In Galatians 5:13-15, Paul begins to turn more fully to ethical instruction in this letter: how does the doctrine he has taught translate into living? He began that transition in Chapter 5. In the first 12 verses he was hitting one opponent of freedom: the legalists. Now he addresses those who might be taking freedom beyond its biblical bounds: those who would use freedom in such a way that it actually indulges the flesh.