Next Week’s Message Walking by the Spirit Galatians 5:16-18
We are free in Christ! Paul has taken great pains to emblazon that truth on the hearts and minds of the first century Galatians in his New Testament letter to them. But he has also linked that shining truth to a solemn warning – we can lose our freedom. If we don’t stand firm in the gospel of God’s grace, we set ourselves up to “be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”
If we use our freedom to indulge our selfish desires instead of living for others, we “turn our freedom into an opportunity for the flesh.” And with our flesh in control, we’re back under the bondage of sin. How, then do we keep from wandering off the road of freedom? Paul would answer, “By keeping in step with the Holy Spirit, who guides us along the path of righteousness.” It’s not easy! But it is truly the only way to enjoy the Christian life. Next Sunday we will talk about that important truth.