A Study on Discernment

Out With The Old

It is said that if you want to get rid of an old habit, you should replace it with a new one.  That’s pretty much what Paul is telling us to do in Galatians 5.  To wrap up this week’s study, we’re going to look back at the passages in Galatians and bring it all together. 

Read Galatians Chapter 5

Points to Ponder

Review the works of the flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit that Paul describes in Galatians 5. For each work of the flesh, select the Spiritual fruit that can be used to overcome.

Works of the flesh

  • immorality
  • impurity
  • sensuality,
  • idolatry
  • sorcery
  • enmities
  • strife
  • jealousy
  • outbursts of anger
  • disputes
  • dissensions
  • factions,
  • envying
  • drunkenness
  • carousing

Fruit of the Spirit

  • love
  • joy
  • peace
  • long-suffering
  • kindness
  • goodness
  • faith
  • meekness
  • self-control

Something to Think About

God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. There is no temptation for which he has not provided a way of escape. We would do well to commit to memory these 9 spiritual blessings so that when we are tempted by the flesh, we can turn to the Spirit trusting Him to show us the way which we should go.

© 2012 Sandra Bivens Smith

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