Trying to live right in our own self will never work; the only way to truly live right in God’s eyes is to live out of our new born again spirit. Galatians 5:16 says, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Putting confidence in our own will power to walk in righteousness won’t produce true righteousness. As a believer learns to put their trust in God, then they can deny the flesh, then the fruits of the spirit will be seen in their life. Galatians 6:8 says, “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” When we are born again (in Christ), we will still need to abstain from ungodly desires of the flesh, but now we can do it because we are new creations with a new nature. Trust God… trust that a “crucified” life is best, and trust that walking in His love is always best and you’ll find yourself walking in the spirit instead of the flesh.
PS. make sure to watch the video from yesterday.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan