22 May Doug – May 7, 2019
We’re no longer slaves, so stop thinking like one.
Galatians 5:1, 16, 22 (NLT)
Freedom in Christ
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
We have been declared free, we are no longer slaves. Yet, we can sometimes still have that old slave mentality, right? So, how do we “make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery”? Answer: “let the Holy Spirit guide your lives.”
I get tired of lugging around the chains of slavery… the shame, the bitterness, the pride, the fear. I want to get rid of that save mentality, change my way of thinking, and choose love over fear. Let the Holy Spirit guide my life.
That produces good fruit!