Bible: Galatians 5:13-26

Practice Love

5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; 1  only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, 2  but through love serve one another. 3  5:14 For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, 4  namely,You must love your neighbor as yourself.” 5  5:15 However, if you continually bite and devour one another, 6  beware that you are not consumed 7  by one another. 5:16 But I say, live 8  by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. 9  5:17 For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires 10  that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to 11  each other, so that you cannot do what you want. 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 5:19 Now the works of the flesh 12  are obvious: 13  sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, 14  hostilities, 15  strife, 16  jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, 17  factions, 5:21 envying, 18  murder, 19  drunkenness, carousing, 20  and similar things. I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God!

5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit 21  is love, 22  joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23  5:23 gentleness, and 24  self-control. Against such things there is no law. 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ 25  have crucified the flesh 26  with its passions 27  and desires. 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with 28  the Spirit. 5:26 Let us not become conceited, 29  provoking 30  one another, being jealous 31  of one another.

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