Getting the Stink Off

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Getting the Stink Off

©  2013  Jeanne E Webster.   All rights reserved

Gal. 5:26 “Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

Gal. 6:3-5 “For if a man thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.  But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.  For every man shall bear his own burden.”

Look to God for proof of your works; do not make comparisons.  Cain compared himself to Abel . . . and killed him.  Esau compared himself to Jacob . . .and lost his inheritance.  Saul compared himself to David . . . and developed mental problems!

You want to do some heavy comparisons?  Here’s a crash course in comparisons:

     A.  Gal. 5:19-21   Works of the flesh

Adultery

Fornication

Uncleanness (sexual impurity)

Lasciviousness (sexual excess)

Idolatry

Witchcraft (sorcery, tampering with powers of evil)

Hatred

Variance (discord)

Emulations (jealousy)

Wrath

Strife (selfish ambitions)

Seditions (dissensions)

Heresies (permanent, organized divisions)

Envyings

Murders

Drunkenness

Revellings (excessive eating and carousing)

(Those whose lives are habitually characterized by these sins and vices shall not inherit the kingdom of God.)

  

B.   Gal. 5:22-23  Fruit of the Spirit

Love

Joy

Peace

Long-suffering

Gentleness

Goodness

Faith

Meekness

Temperance

Gal. 6:7-8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked.  For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall reap of the flesh corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Choose the fruit; they’re from the Holy Spirit.  The works are of the flesh; reject them and suffer them no room in your life.  Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say REJOICE!

12 comments on “Getting the Stink Off

  1. camary1996 says:

    You have blogged God’s heart for the hour. Either we’re gonna live right or we’re not. God made it very plain as you have posted today!!!! Great post!

  2. excellent compilation !

  3. Patty B says:

    great message – it was one of many lessons I have learned over the years, when I think back I am amazed at what God worked in me. Praising and Rejoicing in His Name is second nature now.

  4. joseyphina says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Jeanne.

  5. Rejoice in the life that you have been given! If not the one that will present you with a seat in heaven, then rejoice that you are alive and have time to change!

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