The overall theme in the book of Galatians is liberty (and it’s corresponding slavery), which is the effect of the truth of the Gospel. The life of the Apostle Paul illustrates this liberating effect of the truth of the Gospel.
We get the sense that David was pretty secure because of his relationship with God. And exhorts others to live courageously.
What about our lives?? Are we imprisoned by fears? We may truly want to serve God and love others but something always seems to hinder us. Something stops us short.
Maybe we feel so wounded that we just do not see how we could possibly give ourselves to anyone!
Maybe we can not quite identify fear in our lives nor do feel so wounded but just feel exhausted all the time and even feel a touch of resentment when asked to participate or commit to some church activity. In other words there is no freedom in serving God with joy! No vibrant, passionate love and service.
In the Apostle Paul we have a clear illustration that:
The truth of the Gospel delivers us
From the effects of sin
which show up as bondage
to law-keeping (i.e. legalism)
To walk by the Holy Spirit
Which shows up as freedom
to speak the truth in love
and to give to God’s service in loving one another