June SOAP: Starts with Desire
1. SCRIPTURES: Gal 5:13-26
- In Christ, we are free from the demands of the law which no one can PERFECTLY keep in the first place
- Now, our righteousness is not measured from how well we keep the law but totally dependent on Christ's righteousness.
- Because Christ's righteousness is perfect, we are free (v13)
- In Christ, we now have the person of the Holy Spirit in us
- And walking in the Spirit, produces the fruit of walking in the ways of the law naturally
- And so if we walk in the Spirit, we will not violate the law and come under the scrutiny of the law (v18)
- The key to righteous living is to be led by the Holy Spirit who is already in a disciple of Christ
- And it starts from having a DESIRE to walk in the Spirit than walking in our fleshly desires
- Our fleshly self can never fulfill the demands of the law because it's selfish
- It's only through a moment by moment desiring the Holy Spirit that produces the right living
Lord, I want to have a HUGE DESIRE today to be walking in the Holy Spirit today!