Spiritual Training 01 April 2015 (Vices and Virtures)

Posted: April 1, 2015 in Galatians


The Bible mentions many specific actions and attitudes that are either right or wrong. Look at the list included here. Are there a number of Characteristics from the wrong column that are influencing you?

(Neglecting God and Others) (The by-products of living for God)
Sexual immorality (Galatians 5:19) Love (Galatians 5:22)
Impurity (Galatians 5:19) Joy (Galatians 5:22)
Lust (Colossians 3:5) Peace (Galatians 5:22)
Hatred (Galatians 5:20) Patience (Galatians 5:22)
Discord (Galatians 5:20) Kindness (Galatians 5:22)
Jealousy (Galatians 5:20) Goodness (Galatians 5:22)
Anger (Galatians 5:20) Faithfulness (Galatians 5:22)
Selfish ambition (Galatians 5:20) Gentleness (Galatians 5:22)
Dissension (Galatians 5:20) Self-control (Galatians 5:22)
Arrogance (2 Corinthians 12:20)
Envy (Galatians 5:21)
Murder (Revelation 22:12-16)
Idolatry (Galatians 5:20; Ephesians 5:5)
Witchcraft (Galatians 5:20)
Drunkenness (Galatians 5:21)
Wild living (Luke 15:13; Galatians 5:21)
Cheating (1 Corinthians 6:8)
Adultery (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10)
Homosexuality (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; Ephesians 5:5)
Greed (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; Ephesians 5:5)
Stealing (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10)
Lying (Revelation 22: 12-16)

Galatians 5: 5-15

But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. You were running a good raced. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion will pay the penalty, whoever he may be. Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate them selves! You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

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