It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Therefore, keep standing firm and do not be burdened again by the yoke of slavery! Galatians 5:1
Isn’t that great news? But how are we to use that freedom (5:13)? And what does Paul says means far more than circumcision (5:6)? What hinders YOU from running your race well (5:7)?
Walk by the Sprit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
What are the behaviors/attitudes of someone carrying out the desires of the flesh (19-21)? What is the evidence of someone being led by the spirit(22-24)?
Verse 21 says that those who practice such things (the deeds of the flesh listed) will not inherit the kingdom of God. Jesus said in Matthew 7:17-21 “Every good tree bears good fruit but the bad trees bear bad fruit…Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the faire. You will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven but those who do the will of my Father.”
What kind of fruit does someone see who is watching you?