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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…

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    Christian Devotional – November 26, 2019

    Distracted. The people of Galatia have become distracted from the truth the have been taught by Paul. Read Galatians 5:7-9. You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. Galatians 5:7‭-‬9 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.7-9.NASB It doesn’t take much, and yet just a tiny distraction can take the entire focus of someone so that they shift their focus enough that they are no longer being effective. This was the case for the Galatians. They were so distracted the thought of circumcision and the law, that they were no longer being an…

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    Christian Devotional – November 25, 2019

    We have hope. Because we are children of faith, we have hope. Read Galatians 5:2-6. Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love. Galatians 5:2‭-‬6 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.2-6.NASB Because we are…

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    Christian Devotional – November 24, 2019

    People who have been free do not return again to their chains. Read Galatians 5:1. It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.1.NASB Through Christ we are free, so why would we try to go back to being in slavery if we have been freed? What would be the purpose? Are we experiencing the freedom of living in Christ? Knowing we are free, do we live like it, or go back to living in slavery? Please follow and like us:

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    Christian Devotional – November 23, 2019

    We are free in Christ. Paul continues making his case of the difference between the law and Christ. Regalations 4:28-31. And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. But what does the Scripture say? ” cast out the bondwoman and her son , for the son of the bondwoman shall not be an heir with the son of the free woman .” So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman. Galatians 4:28‭-‬31 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.4.28-31.NASB If…

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    Christian Devotional – November 22, 2019

    God’s promises defy the natural. They are not contained by our understanding. Read Galatians 4:22-27. But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother. For it is written, ” Rejoice, barren woman who does not bear ; Break forth and…