THE BATTLEFIELDIn our earthly walk we face a celebration and a challenge. God created us with a unique, human quality—a free will. In this world we have the freedom to make choices.
In this freedom is a spiritual battlefield—between what is good and Godly, and what is sinful and of Satan. The apostle Paul knew of this battle and addressed it in his writings. In his letter to the Galatian believers Paul clearly laid out the outcome of our choices—between our “sinful nature” and our “life in the Spirit”—
“The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality,
impurity and bebauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred,
discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions,
factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
(5:19-21a & 22-23a)
What a radical difference…what a righteous difference. We may proclaim we have certain “rights”…but are those actions “righteous” before God? God makes clear what pleases Him as we walk in the footsteps of His Son.
REFLECTION: We are called to made a world of difference by the different
steps we take in this world.