Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Thought: Galatians 5:16-26

What is the difference between walking in the flesh and walking in the spirit?  Galatians seems to point some of this out.  So if there is a difference in "flesh" and "spirit", then there must be a flesh and spirit, right?  We somewhat know what the flesh is, but do we know what our spirit is?  And if not, then shouldn't we do what we can to figure that out?  If we don't try to figure out what our "spirit" is, then aren't we missing something?  

Galatians 5:16-26
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.  

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