“The Works of the Flesh vs the Fruit of the Spirit”
Have you ever made the above comparison? They are really quite different.
Please read the following verses.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 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.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentlenesses, self-control. Against such, there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. NKJV
The works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit could not be more different.
And the people that display these opposites could not be more different either.
At one time, we all were entrenched in the works of the flesh. We are born into this because of the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden.
Many are still involved in this lifestyle but this need not be. The Lord God holds His arms open to any who will live by the fruit of the Spirit.
Yes, friend, even you.
The Lord God wants to indwell you, He wants to change you into the person He wants you to be.
Thank You, Lord, for living and dying for me.
I am forever indebted to You, forever in love with You, forever impacted by Your great love for me.
Come into my heart and save me today.