We are called to take on the armor of God and to take our stand against the Satan and the forces of evil in our world. Be on guard, stand firm, be courageous and strong. But do so in love. Let love temper everything we do.
There are many things we might strive after as believers. But nothing is more important than love. Without love we are nothing. No matter how gifted we are, and how effectively we might serve, without love, it is worthless.
As a Christian, there are many things that I am free to do. But I need to ensure that in exercising my freedom I do not become a stumbling block to a weaker brother or sister. The exercise of my freedom should be guided by love.