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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Live By The Spirit And Not By The Flesh


 LIVE BY THE SPIRIT AND NOT BY THE FLESH
"So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not
gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
For the sinful nature desires what is contrary
to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to
the sinful nature.
They are in conflict with each other, so that
you do not do what you want.
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not
under law.

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual
immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry
and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of
rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 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.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and
self control.
Against such things there is no law.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the
sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the
Spirit."

Galatians 5: 16- 25


There are two natures ever in conflict inside us- the Spirit and the flesh. They war against each other. Where we focus our attention, that we will become. Since we are already children of God called to be holy like our heavenly Father, let us live by the Spirit and not by our sinful nature. Remember, our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Let us honor God with our bodies, doing away with all evil desires and exhibiting the fruit of the Holy Spirit so that those who will see us will glorify our Father in heaven.

Lord I Give You My Heart


Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Live By The Spirit, Fruit of The Spirit, Righteousness, Be Holy, Grace, Salvation, Eternal Life

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

6 comments:

emmanuelmateo said...

amen..Gos is so good.. he is greatly to be praised

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Emmanuel,
Yes, God is really good all the time. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Cole said...

So true. Yet, many people nowadays, desire material things more, especially being rich and luxurious than being closer to God.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tocayo,
Amidst the backdrop of these uncertain times, we should look more for the spiritual things in life than the material and temporal things. These things shall perish by fire together with all worldly things. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Krislin Neo, Ting (Syracuse Pike) said...

Amen..

Found your blog and well, in God's way, I am here to invite for a meme on this coming Tuesday, in fact, on all Tuesday... It is called Tuesday Thankfulness, a meme of sharing and spreading the many thanks in life..

From the way your blog is, it sure fit into the meme and I am hoping to see your joining as it will be of an additional of thankfulness..

Hope to see you soon.. *HUG*

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krislin Neo,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments. I will visit your blog and join the meme if I find it advocating the glory of God. God bless.