From Pastor Perry

08/20/2014 Galatians 5:16-26

Galatians 5:16-26
Keep in Step with the Spirit
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 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. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

To walk by the Spirit is to walk according to God’s ways.  It is to walk away from the devil’s ways or even the ways of the world.  The devil does work in the church, but his biggest influence is through the ways of the world.  The ways of God and the ways of the world are opposed to each other... they are not compatible.  Paul is not talking cryptic here, he comes right out and lists they ways of the world that are destructive.  Here is his list: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.  We see that these ways are very prevalent.    Listen to Paul’s warning.  “I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”   Our ways are opposed to this .  We are renewed by the Spirit to live in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control... these are the ways of the Spirit.  Paul closes this passage: “25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”  We are saved by Grace, not by our walk.  But our walk often leads us in the wrong direction.                                

I pray: O Lord, help me to not get distracted and to walk according to the ways of the Spirit. Walking the narrow path is difficult Lord, I give thanks that it is your grace and mercy that saves me.  Help me to love you by my walk.  Amen.

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