Today’s Tasting: Galatians 4-6
Galatians 4: Paul is writing to the church in Galatia and he is reminding them to not go back to their former ways. To stay free under God and not bound under the law of man. He warns them of the false teachers and to stay away from them. His letter is firm to them because he is not able to come to them but He loves them dearly and does not want them to back to worshipping idol gods.
Galatians 5: Paul continues his message of freedom in Christ. He warns the church that circumcision will not find you favor with God. For those who are depending on circumcision to that then they must obey the whole Law of Moses. Jesus was sent to give us grace so that we did not have to live under the rigorous law. We are not to be led by the works of the flesh but led by the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Galatians 6: Paul instructs the church that when someone falls into sin we must be willing to help them and not judge them. We must also be careful not to fall into the same temptation. We don’t have to compare ourselves to anyone else. We are responsible for our own conduct. We cannot mock God. When we live to satisfy our flesh then then we will reap death but when we live to please the Spirit then we reap everlasting life. In Paul’s final words he told them that it doesn’t matter whether or not if we have been circumcised but it matters if we have been made into a new creature by the Spirit.
Today’s Nourishment: We are not made right to God by following a bunch of rules that are made by man but have not true benefit. We must follow after the Spirit and be changed by Him in order to reap everlasting life. Be careful when people try to give you rules to follow in order to receive salvation. It is a free gift from God that cannot be bought or earned. We just have to give ourselves to the moving of the Holy Spirit completely. His word tells us exactly what we must do receive eternal life. It’s not in the traditions of man but in the freedom of Christ.
My freedom cam when…. Father, I thank that I am no longer bound by the law but I have freedom in Christ. Father I admit that I have done things to satisfy my flesh thinking that’s where my satisfaction would be. I ask for Your forgiveness. I want walk and live by Your Spirit so that I can reap everlasting life. I want the Fruit of the Spirit to be a work in my life right now. I surrender now to Your will and Your way and Your word and Your Spirit. Consume now and give me a greater understanding of what it means to live in the Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Are you living according to your flesh or the Spirit of God? Does everything you do have to please you or are you trying to please God? We have all been guilty at point in our lives. We all need to take a personal examination to make sure we are truly pleasing God and not ourselves. If you need us to pray for you, please list the area below so that we can intercede for you. God bless!
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Chantea Williams, Greater Working Women Ministries