Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 27

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Galatians 5:18

Live free, not forced.  We were created to live free.  Free men, however, are led by something greater than themselves.  The Christian is “led” by the Spirit of God.  That’s why it is so important to learn to hear and obey the voice of God’s Spirit.  The alternative is to live “under” the heavy hand of the law.  It’s hard to move freely when we live under something.  Doing anything, just because, is difficult.  We need to live for something greater, better.  The flesh is a stubborn foe shackled to mere wants.  It needs a leader, and the Spirit of God will lead us in love.  We know the love of God when we follow the lead of God.  Love isn’t found in those deeds of the flesh (verses 19-21).  Love is found in the leading of the Spirit.  It’s love that creates life and that life has liberty for those living in the light of God.  Live free, not forced, led not loaded down.

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