Text: Galatians 5.16-26
This week as we’ve explored “How to Stop a Fight,” we’ve contrasted right and wrong ways to deal with the tensions we all encounter. While James 3.13-18 identifies two types of wisdom, heavenly and demonic, the Apostle Paul identifies two sources of desire that direct our life: the flesh (me) or the Holy Spirit (God). In Galatians 5.22-26, Paul gives a list of the beautiful results of a life controlled by God through the Holy Spirit.
On our own we’re separated from God by our selfish desires. But God, in his mercy, wants to save us and give us a God-full life (John 10.10). To rescue us, God sent his only Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins and offers us his life in return.
When we turn to God and accept his forgiveness through Jesus, we’re given the Holy Spirit to guide us into God’s plan for our lives. By placing our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, we can daily yield our hearts to the Holy Spirit.
As you begin your day, take a few minutes to pray and ask God to lead you as you desire to follow him alone.