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Hold tightly to holy living that flows from the gospel.
Revelation 2:18-29
God calls us to boast only in the cross, through which we participate in the New Creation.
Galatians 1:1-6:18
Jesus will destroy His enemies and give eternal life to His people; therefore, the church must not tolerate sin in its midst.
Revelation 2:12-17
It is vital to boast only in Jesus' cross.
Galatians 6:10-18
Those who are fearless in the face of death will receive life from the Victor over death.
Revelation 2:8-11
True spirituality is seen in bearing other people's burdens.
Galatians 6:1-10
You are nothing without love.
Revelation 2:1-7
Jesus is a king and priest who is present with His church in judgment and salvation.
Revelation 1:9-20
Only those who rest on Christ alone for justification will receive eternal righteousness.
Galatians 5:2-12
Obey this urgent revelation so you will be blessed, and rest in the sovereignty of your Saviour.
Revelation 1:1-8
God redeems Naomi - and all Israel - through the son of Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth 4:13-22
Believers must stand firm in the freedom of being God's children through faith alone in his promise.
Galatians 4:21-31
Boaz generously and sacrificially redeems Elimelech's and Mahlon's family.
Ruth 4:1-12
Paul's proven trustworthiness and godly motives should have led the Galatians to trust him, not reject him.
Galatians 4:12-20
Boaz acted with generosity again, and Ruth waited for redemption.
Ruth 3:14-18
In Christ we are God's fully adult sons and heirs.
Galatians 4:1-11
Boaz commits himself to redeem Ruth.
Ruth 3:1-13
All of God's children enjoy his covenant and promised salvation through faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:15-29
Ruth and Naomi encounter the generosity of Boaz.
Ruth 2:14-23
Gentiles are declared righteous, become the true Israel, and receive the blessing and the Spirit by faith alone.
Galatians 3:1-14
God guided Ruth to the field of a man who showed undeserved favor to her.
Ruth 2:1-13
Justification by faith, not by works, alone glorifies God's grace and accomplishes the purpose of Christ's death.
Galatians 1:1-10
Ruth committed herself to Naomi and to her God.
Ruth 1:15-22
From the beginning of church history, there has been only one true gospel.
Galatians 2:1-10
The biblical gospel is demonstrably given by Jesus.
Galatians 1:11-24
Naomi was left alone in a foreign land, suffering judgment.
Ruth 1:1-5
A bitter Naomi plans to return to her homeland, and convince her daughters-in-law not to.
Ruth 1:6-14
Reject the perverted gospel and embrace the God-accomplished and God-taught gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
It is right for God to show mercy on whomever he desires to show mercy - and we should praise him for this!
Jonah 1:1-4:11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Jonah 4:1-11
God cares about Gentiles.
Jonah 3:1-10
The Lord saved Jonah because he prayed to him.
Jonah 2:1-10
Jesus' death and resurrection created Gentile worshippers.
Jonah 1:1-17
Because God is holding tightly to you, hold tightly to his Word.
2 Thessalonians 1-3
We pray for you to experience God's grace and peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Paul gives two final commands in the main body of this letter: pray and stay away.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
Ephesians 2:1-10
God is holding tightly to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The path to eternal happiness isn't what you think: it requires joyful endurance of trials and humble obedience to God's Word.
James 1
Choose the way of life that God delights in, a Christlike life of compassion and purity, for this is the pathway to Heaven.
James 1:26-27
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Bracket of Galatians 5:13-26
Galatians 5:13-26
Serve each other in love through the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
#Spirit
#flesh
#love
Published April 22nd, 2019
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5:13-26
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Main point summary
The way to serve each other through love , instead of destroying each other, is to follow the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
5:13-26
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Galatians 5:13-26
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For you were called to freedom, brothers.
q Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh,
but through love r serve one another.
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For s the whole law is fulfilled in one word:
t “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
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But if you u bite and devour one another,
watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
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But I say, v walk by the Spirit,
and you will not gratify w the desires of the flesh.
For x the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit,
and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh,
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for these are opposed to each other,
y to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
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But if you are z led by the Spirit,
a you are not under the law .
Now b the works of the flesh are evident:
sexual immorality,
impurity,
sensuality,
idolatry,
sorcery,
enmity,
strife,
jealousy,
fits of anger,
rivalries,
dissensions,
c divisions,
envy, 1
drunkenness,
orgies,
and things like these.
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I warn you... that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
... as I warned you before...
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But e the fruit of the Spirit is f love ,
joy,
peace,
patience,
g kindness,
goodness,
faithfulness,
h gentleness,
i self-control;
j against such things there is no law .
And those who belong to Christ Jesus k have crucified the flesh
with its l passions
and desires.
If we live by the Spirit,
m let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
n Let us not become conceited,
provoking one another,
envying one another.
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I could have connected 15-16 more closely, on a lower level, since they show contrast. But it looks like there's a division between 15 and 16, so that 16 starts a new section.
Even though you are free, don't use freedom to please your flesh but to serve each other through love.
Follow the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit, and you will fulfill God's law instead of your damning, sinful desires.
The works of the flesh are obvious and damning to those who practice them; the fruit of the Spirit, however , is a fulfillment of God's law.
Those in Christ have life through the Spirit, having crucified their flesh; therefore , they should keep in step with the Spirit.
The flesh and the Spirit, which are present in believers, are opposites and are completely opposed to each other; but since we live by the Spirit, we must walk by his leading.
Notice how sin relating to interpersonal relationships both begins and ends this section (15, 26). Also note that love is contrasted with flesh in 13, the main verse of this section, and then "flesh" is discussed in detail afterward.
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