Re:Verse passage – Galatians 5:22-25 (day four)

There is an obvious conflict in this passage—the Spirit and the flesh.  Our lives are going to be led by one or the other.  The conflict is not a congenial one either…when we belong to Christ, we crucify the flesh.  Crucifixion is a violent and painful means of death. There is a great conflict or clash between the Spirit-led life and the life led by the flesh.  Scripture says old things pass away, new things are come.  There is no room for the flesh in the life of the believer.

Paul writes to the Galatians that to belong to Christ, our lives will necessarily exhibit the fruits or qualities of the Spirit.  Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…all things we would want in our lives.  What are the character qualities that are evident in your life?  Can you give demonstration of having victory over the great conflict in your life?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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