Every time I read the Bible, I learn something new. I find a few verses I have read before but never really slowed down enough to contemplate their meanings. This has changed over the last number of years since I started listening to audio-books. I have studied and challenged my self and measure how I do against the fruit of the Spirit. My next devotional will cover the fruit. For now, read the previous verses in Galatians. “When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God”. Galatians 5:19-21. (NLT). These are the results of our sinful nature. Some we may not have issues with all while others we care constantly struggling with. Some are serious and some are not. Yet they all offend God equally and are all part of our sinful nature. Read through this list slowly. One I noted for myself is “Selfish ambition”. Selfish ambition reminds me this is not about me. My foundation is my relationship with Jesus, which must influence all my other responsibilities. I pray I continue to move forward and I remind myself of what Jesus did ont he cross. To look at this from His side, Jesus had a secret ambition here ln earth and to humble Himself on the cross for our sins.
Ask God to reveal to you one you may be hiding from Him?
Pick 1 or 2 you may be struggling with and call a friend to pray for you?