verse of the day

Monday, 10 July 2017

Excluded. [ Galatians 5 v19-21]

In Galatians v24 we read,''those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires'' the great apostle
has been dealing with the fact that as Christian we have two natures within us one is our sinful nature and the other a spiritual nature our sinful natures  that which is contrary to our Spiritual nature.In Galatians 5v19-21,we have the acts of our sinful nature,sexual immorality impurity  and witchcraft; hatred, discord,jealousy , fits of rage, selfish ambition
dissensions factions and envy drunkenness orgies and the like. the last words indicate that list is not an exhaustive list as Paul like John in his
epistle stresses he is referring to habitual practise, rather than like John in his epistles stresses he is referring to those who have isolated lapses .Paul
says those who indulge in such things are excluded from Gods kingdom J. Stott writes Gods kingdom is a kingdom of holiness and those who ge in works of the flesh, will be excluded from  it, for such works give an evidence they are not in Christ.

                                             A prayer.
Dear God help us to manifest a holiness of life as evidence that we are truly Christ's Amen.

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