Thursday, 22 September 2016

Today Reminder – 22 September 2016

A reminder for today
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. (Galatians 5:24-26)

Galatians 5 has so many truths in it we have to stay here a while longer. Paul continues to write about your sinful nature and the impact that it has on your life. The types of desires that results form a sinful nature and the response of a life that is dedicated to Jesus Christ. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Verse  22-23)

Paul notes that we who belong to Christ has nailed the passions and desires of our sinful nature to the cross where it is crucified. So it is imperative that we follow the teachings of our Lord and live in harmony so that we will not become conceited (excessively proud of oneself; vain) or that we provoke one another and very important is that we should steer away from jealousy and live with content.

So today I want you to love and have joy. Be patient and kind and answer with goodness and kindness and remain faithful and gentle at all times. Let the Lord be your self-control and destroy all jealousy.

Lord, in you we find our freedom and peace. Let us live by your teachings and make your Word part of our lives. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.