Walk This Way pt2
Galatians 5:16 NKJV
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
The Scripture says “walk in the spirit,” or “walk this way”—being led, supervised, and directed by the Spirit.
When Paul wrote “walk in the spirit,” the original language implies this was a command to be obeyed instantly and constantly.
II Corinthians 10:5 NKJV
5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Within Galatians 5 is the recipe to learn to live yielded to the Holy Spirit.
Yield – to surrender; capitulate (cease to resist); submit; give in; give up; show the white flag
This phrase contains a double negative in the Greek, which
strengthens the statement to mean “to absolutely not fulfill”.
Galatians 5:17 NKJV
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
The flesh wants to produce the fruit of the flesh.
The root meaning of kindness is “being useful to others”; it involves action.
Goodness results in a life characterized by deeds that are
motivated by righteousness and the desire to be a blessing.
Goodness is for the benefit of others.
It’s been said that a good man who is not great is 100 times more precious than a great man who is not good.
You’re not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.
Exodus 34:6 NKJV
6 And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord , the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,
Our priority must be God first, others second, and you and I third.
Faithfulness – trustworthiness; loyalty; steadfastness
The Greek word for faithfulness is the same word that is translated fidelity—more specifically, fidelity in marriage.
This is not weakness, but strength brought under control. One of the root definitions of gentleness is used to describe an animal that has been tamed and brought under control.
We need to bring our own lives under control by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The good we can now do outweighs the wrong we may have caused to others and ourselves in the past.
Get ready to yield to the Holy Spirit in every area of your life because He is relentless. He will not give up on you. He will bring you under control, so the time to yield to Him is now.