The Doorpost: Righteous living is by the Spirit

Mike Miller  ·  Sep 01, 2015

 

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When we place our faith in Jesus Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit, but we still face the temptation of living according to the desires of the body. Before we became believers, we were powerless. Now we have the power of the Holy Spirit, but righteous living is not automatic. We must deliberately put to death the deeds of our body, by the Spirit.

What are the deeds of the body that we must put to death? There are many verses of Scripture that tell us. One passage is Galatians 5:16-21. Another is Colossians 3:5-11.

Righteous living is not optional, and it is not automatic. We cannot do it by our own strength, but we can do it by the Spirit. We must do it. By the Spirit.

For the Kingdom,

Ray King