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THE ENEMY OF SELF-CONTROL

February 24, 2015

Tuesday

 

Galatians 5:16 – [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

 

 

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.Walking “by the Spirit” means living moment by moment, submissively trusting in the Holy Spirit rather than in self. “‘Walk by the Spirit’ means ‘let your conduct be directed by the Spirit. “To ‘walk by the Spirit’ means to be under the constant, moment-by-moment direction, control, and guidance of the Spirit.

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. Life in the Spirit is more than we think. The Fruit of the Spirit is the sign of godly living. Every life bears spiritual fruit. The question is, which kind?

 

Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 2:22

 

 

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