Galatians 4:5-10, 13-26
“For in spirit, by faith, we await the hope of justice. For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision prevails over anything, but only faith which works through charity.
You have run well. So what has impeded you, that you would not obey the truth? This kind of influence is not from him who is calling you.
A little leaven corrupts the whole mass.
I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will accept nothing of the kind. However, he who disturbs you shall bear the judgment, whomever he may be.
For you, brothers, have been called to liberty. Only you must not make liberty into an occasion for the flesh, but instead, serve one another through the charity of the Spirit.
For the entire law is fulfilled by one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you are not consumed by one another!
So then, I say: Walk in the spirit, and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh.
Hi And since these are against one another, you may not do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest; they are: fornication, lust, homosexuality, self-indulgence, the serving of idols, drug use, hostility, contentiousness, jealousy, wrath, quarrels, dissensions, divisions, envy, murder, inebriation, carousing, and similar things. About these things, I continue to preach to you, as I have preached to you: that those who act in this way shall not obtain the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, forb1, meekness, faith, modesty, abstinence, chastity. There is no law against such things.
For those who are Christ’s have crucified their flesh, along with its vices and desires. If we live by the Spirit, we should also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become desirous of empty glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
Galatians 5:5-10, 13-26 CPDV
The Lord said, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught will be like his teacher. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure produces evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”