WORD FOR TODAY. CRUCIFY THE FLESH

WORD FOR TODAY. CRUCIFY THE FLESH

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” Galatians 5:22-24

Paul says we must crucify “the flesh” – our sinful passions and desires. We might think this is simply a vivid metaphor. But that is not the case. Believing in Christ, our spirits are united with him in his death on the cross.

Every day we must put to death “the acts of the flesh,” such as sexual immorality, hatred, jealousy – today’s verses list a host of offenses. Such sins wage war on our souls and play havoc with our relationships.

Crucifying the flesh – saying “No!” to the passions that besiege us – is torture, just as crucifixion was a form of torture. But with God’s help and through the power of the Holy Spirit, IT CAN BE DONE!!!!

HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!!!

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