Although I’m free from all people, I make myself a slave to all people, to recruit more of them. I act like a Jew to the Jews, so I can recruit Jews. I act like I’m under the Law to those under the Law, so I can recruit those who are under the Law (though I myself am not under the Law). I act like I’m outside the Law to those who are outside the Law, so I can recruit those outside the Law (though I’m not outside the law of God but rather under the law of Christ). I act weak to the weak, so I can recruit the weak. I have become all things to all people, so I could save some by all possible means. All the things I do are for the sake of the gospel, so I can be a partner with it. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23, CEB)
Paul here says he is free yet he makes himself a slave to all so that they might see and know the love of God.
We are free from the constraints of this world but some do not understand that so we need to meet people where they are and help them see the love of God for them. We are a slave to them in the way we interact with them, yet always free in the grace God gives to us.
We live in a way that shows forth God’s love in everything we do.
Loving People. Loving God.