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Already Free (Part 16)
Series: Already Free, A Study on the Book of Galatians
Last week we discussed the struggle between the desires of our flesh to sin and the desire of the Spirit to do God's will. This is a constant struggle for the Christian, one that seems impossible at times, and one that will leave you wanting to give up…which is why as we start chapter 6 of our study in Galatians today, Paul gives us this encouragement:
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:7-9 (NIV)
If we endure and don't give up, we will reap a harvest of the fruits of the Spirit we discussed last week. As we continue to walk in the Spirit, the fruits will be a guaranteed byproduct. But it's still a struggle. We will want to give up because it's so much easier to operate in the works of the flesh than to trust God for the fruits of the Spirit.
A few studies ago, we talked about Abraham, who God promised would be the fath ...
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