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    Christian Devotional – December 6, 2019

    Hang in there. We’ve all felt it, that overwhelming urge to give up and give in. That’s not what God has for us. Read Galatians 6:7-10. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially…

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    Christian Devotional – December 5, 2019

    The student is responsible for sharing. I read these words today and they just sort of jumped out. Read Galatians 6:6. The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Galatians 6:6 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.6.6.NASB The one who is taught is responsible to share. The learners, the students, they are the ones who should be sharing with their teachers what they are learning and what it means to them. That is so backwards from how we teach most things. We assume the teacher should be the one talking and sharing the most. Yet, here we see the importance of the one…

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    Christian Devotional – December 4, 2019

    A truthful perspective. We must always be willing to view ourselves in comparison with Jesus Christ, not comparing ourselves to others. Read Galatians 6:3-5. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. For each one will bear his own load. Galatians 6:3‭-‬5 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.6.3-5.NASB As we really and truly view ourselves and our works we must understand that God is the one who gives value to what we do. We do not want to be deceived about…

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    Christian Devotional – December 3, 2019

    We have to be there for each other. The Christian life is about walking with the other people around us. Read Galatians 6:1-2. Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1‭-‬2 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.6.1-2.NASB We are to bear each other’s burdens and to hold each other accountable for following Jesus Christ. The Christian life is difficult. There are lots of temptations and trials and multiple opportunities to slip and fall. Yet,…

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    Christian Devotional – December 2, 2019

    How do we walk? This chapter has compared walking and living in the Spirit versus walking a living in the flesh. We must choose to walk in the Spirit. Read Galatians 5:25-26. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:25‭-‬26 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.25-26.NASB You only walk by the Spirit if you’re living by the Spirit. We cannot do one without doing the other. If I’m truly claiming to be living in the Spirit and not the flesh, then our actions will match. When people look at our lives, what do they see? Do…

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    Christian Devotional – December 1, 2019

    Crucified. We see the fruit of the Spirit discussed today and realize the only way we experience that is if we are crucified. Read Galatians 5:22-24. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:22‭-‬24 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.22-24.NASB The battle of the Spirit versus the flesh is only won when the flesh dies. It can’t just be contained or controlled, but must be completely crucified. Are we experiencing the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives today? If not,…

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    Christian Devotional – November 30, 2019

    Are you led by the Spirit or the flesh? Read Galatians 5:18-21. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:18‭-‬21 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.18-21.NASB Such a detailed description of the acts of the flesh. We can clearly see all that the flesh leads to. Are we focusing on the…

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    Christian Devotional – November 29, 2019

    One or the other. When it comes to following the desires of the flesh or the Spirit, we cannot do both, just one or the other. Read Galatians 5:16-17. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. Galatians 5:16‭-‬17 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.16-17.NASB If we are walking in the Sporit, we won’t be following the desites of the flesh. If we are walking in the flesh, we will…

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    Christian Devotional – November 28, 2019

    Happy Thanksgiving! For those of us in the United States, today is the day that we celebrate and give thanks for all the things that God has done for us. Read Galatians 5:13-15. For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, ” you shall love your neighbor as yourself .” But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another. Galatians 5:13‭-‬15 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.13-15.NASB Many of us often are thankful for the freedoms…

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    Christian Devotional – November 27, 2019

    Confidence that you will find your way. Paul had confidence that even though people were trying to distract them, they would find the truth. Read Galatians 5:10-12. I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt no other view; but the one who is disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is. But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves. Galatians 5:10‭-‬12 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.10-12.NASB Paul knew that the people knew the truth. As a result, he had confidence that…