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YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL

January 22, 2015

Thursday

 

Galatians 5:16-18

 

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

 

 

LESSON

 

Paul had told his readers that they should not live either under the Mosaic Law or licentiously. Now he gave positive direction, and explained what the leading of the Holy Spirit means. He did this so his readers would know how to live to the glory of God as Christians.

There are those who declare that you can tell if you have the Spirit by some miraculous behavior on your part. But, Paul writes that you need to gauge God’s Spirit in a different way. Faithfulness is what God is looking for. Life in the Spirit is more than what we may think. We are meant to produce spiritual fruit that brings glory to the name of Jesus!

 

Memory Verse: James 1:26

 

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