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Walk By The Spirit

Galatians 5:16

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. ESV

profileOur sin nature draws us to please self – to do the things that we desire – rather than the things that God desires of us.  Battle as we might – the sin nature often wins out.  Thank God for grace.

Here is a passage where Paul describes this battle within him – within us.  Romans 7:15-20 – 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. ESV Continue reading

March 11, 2014 Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Lenten Thought, Outreach, Personal, Prayer, Sermons, Theology | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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