Galatians 5.16-25

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”

I think a question I need to more often is: “Do I really care about Jesus?” It’s simple, cliché, and probably a phrase most of us are numb to – but it’s terribly effective when asked with a genuine spirit.

Lord, please overtake me.


~ by Chris Kyle on November 7, 2010.

One Response to “Galatians 5.16-25”

  1. there are so deeds of the flesh with which i identify. this is such a good passage to re-visit often. it reminds me how much i need to be asking to be led by the Spirit daily, and then listening for Him, because otherwise i start to experience those deeds of the flesh that are signs of me trying to lead myself!

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