Children of God must shun lust of the flesh but operate under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The bible declares, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16). Some lust of the flesh that believers must shun are also mentioned in the bible, “The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21).
Faith in Jesus Christ earns a person an opportunity to live a pleasurable life; however, believers must understand that Christianity requires self-denial. Each believer must deny himself of sinful activities, which irritate God. That is, we must be conscious not to satisfy fleshly desires. The Creator will compensate us with his benefits if we meet his holiness desires. To successfully satisfy God, Christians must allow the Holy Spirit to rule our lives. The Spirit of God will help us to bear profitable fruits for his kingdom. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are mentioned in the scriptures. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).
Dear God, please let your Holy Spirit dominate my life so that I can appease you with my daily activities. Help me to mortify the works of flesh so that I can give more room for your divine Spirit to reign. Please help me to bear much fruits for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
AUGUST 31 BIBLE LIFE
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