CLV(i)1 For freedom Christ frees us! Stand firm, then, and be not again enthralled with the yoke of slavery.” 2 Lo! I, Paul, am saying to you that if you should be circumcising, Christ will benefit you nothing.” 3 Now I am attesting again to every man who is circumcising, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.” 4 Exempted from Christ were you who are being justified in law. You fall out of grace. 5 For we, in spirit, are awaiting the expectation of righteousness by faith.” 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision is availing anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith, operating through love.” 7 You raced ideally! Who hinders you not to be persuaded by the truth? 8 This persuasion is not of Him Who is calling you. 9 A little leaven is leavening the whole kneading. 10I have confidence in you in the Lord that in nothing you will be disposed otherwise. Now he who is disturbing you shall be bearing his judgment, whosoever he may be.” 11 Now I, brethren, if I am still heralding circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? Consequently the snare of the cross of Christ has been nullified.” 12 Would that those who are raising you to insurrection struck themselves off also! 13 For you were called for freedom, brethren, only use not the freedom for an incentive to the flesh, but through love be slaving for one another.” 14For the entire law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your associate as yourself.” 15 Now if you are biting and devouring one another, beware that you may not be consumed by one another.” 16Now I am saying, Walk in spirit, and you should under no circumstances be consummating the lust of the flesh.” 17 For the flesh is lusting against the spirit, yet the spirit against the flesh. Now these are opposing one another, lest you should be doing whatever you may want.” 18 Now, if you are led by spirit, you are not still under law.” 19Now apparent are the works of the flesh, which are adultery, prostitution, uncleanness, wantonness, 20 idolatry, enchantment, enmities, strife, jealousies, furies, factions, dissensions, sects, 21 envies, murders, drunkennesses, revelries, and the like of these, which, I am predicting to you, according as I predicted also, that those committing such things shall not be enjoying the allotment of the kingdom of God.” 22 Now the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 meekness, self-control: against such things there is no law.” 24 Now those of Christ Jesus crucify the flesh together with its passions, and lusts.” 25 If we may be living in spirit, in spirit we may be observing the elements also.” 26 We may not become vainglorious, challenging one another, envying another.”
Week 6 of the Franklin Make-over; my word has been Self-Control.
HIS IS MY VERY BREATH.
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