June 19, 2018

What I read today

Leviticus 9-10; Psalm 50; Isaiah 50; Luke 6; Galatians 5

Galatians 5 verses 22-26 give us an insight into what God expects from each of us.  It also shows us that we have much work to do on ourselves.

“The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

It’s tough these days to live like this, isn’t it?  We have stress pouring down from every direction.  Anger permeates every aspect of our society.  Sometimes those around us make it hard to want to love them.  Sometimes our behavior makes us unlovable.

But Jesus wants us to continue to strive to live a life in the spirit.  A life that looks at our brothers and sisters with kindness and compassion.  A life in service to others no matter what they say to us or about us.

I know that’s hard.  I get it.

But what’s the alternative? A life filled with anger and bitterness.  What kind of life is that?

Focus on Jesus and his word.  Focus on developing eyes that see the world as Jesus saw it.  Focus on a life of service to others.

That’s a life worth living!

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