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Galatians 5
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Freedom in Christ

5So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.G4739G3767G1657G3739G5547G1659G2248G1659G2532G1758G3361G1758G3825G2218G13972Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you.G2396G1473G3972G3004G5213G3754G1437G4059G5547G5623G5209G37623I’ll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses.G1161G3143G3825G3956G444G4059G3754G2076G3781G4160G3650G35514For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.G5547G575G2673G3748G1344G1722G3551G1601G54855But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us.G1063G2249G4151G553G1680G1343G1537G41026For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.G1063G1722G2424G5547G3777G4061G2480G5100G3777G203G235G4102G1754G1223G267You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth?G5143G2573G5101G348G1465G5209G3982G3361G3982G2258It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom.G3988G3756G1537G2564G52099This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough!G3398G2219G2220G3650G544510I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you.G1473G3982G1519G5209G1722G2962G3754G5426G3762G243G5426G1161G5015G5209G941G2917G3748G302G560011Dear brothers and sistersc, if I were still preaching that you must be circumcised—as some say I do—why am I still being persecuted? If I were no longer preaching salvation through the cross of Christ, no one would be offended.G1161G1473G80G1487G2784G2089G2784G4061G5101G1377G2089G1377G686G2673G4625G4716G267312I just wish that those troublemakers who want to mutilate you by circumcision would mutilate themselves.cG3785G609G2532G609G387G520913For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.G1063G80G5210G2564G1909G1657G3440G3361G1657G1519G874G4561G235G1223G26G1398G24014For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”cG1063G3956G3551G4137G1722G1520G3056G1722G25G4675G4139G5613G143815But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another.G1161G1487G1143G2532G2719G240G991G335G3361G355G240G5259G240

Living by the Spirit’s Power

16So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.G3004G1161G4043G4151G2532G5055G3364G5055G1939G456117The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.G1063G4561G1937G2596G4151G1161G4151G2596G4561G1161G5023G480G240G2443G3363G4160G5023G3739G302G230918But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.G1161G1487G71G4151G2075G3756G5259G355119When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,G1161G2041G4561G2076G5318G3748G2076G3430G4202G167G76620idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,G1495G5331G2189G2054G2205G2372G2052G1370G13921envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.G5355G5408G3178G2970G2532G5125G3664G3739G4302G5213G4302G2531G4277G2532G4277G3754G4238G5108G2816G3756G2816G932G231622But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,G1161G2590G4151G2076G26G5479G1515G3115G5544G19G410223gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!G4236G1466G2596G5108G2076G3756G355124Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.G1161G3588G5547G4717G4561G4862G3804G2532G193925Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.G1487G2198G4151G4748G2532G4748G415126Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.G1096G3361G1096G2755G4292G240G5354G240


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