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Although we Christians are free from the Law, we ought not abuse that freedom by indulging our sinful natures, rather we live by the Spirit.

BibleGateway: Galatians 5:13-26

ESV Text: Galatians 5:13-26

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:17 and ends at about 3:2

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     13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 439 :
O God of Mercy, God of Might — Organ Audio

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1. O God of mercy, God of might, 
In love and pity infinite, 
Teach us, as ever, in Thy sight, 
To live our life to Thee. 

2. And Thou, who cam’st on earth to die 
That fallen man might live thereby, 
Oh, hear us; for to Thee we cry, 
In hope, O Lord, to Thee. 

3. Teach us the lesson Thou hast taught, 
To feel for those Thy blood hath bought 
That every word and deed and thought 
May work a work for Thee. 

4. All are redeemed, both far and wide, 
Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died. 
Oh, teach us, whatsoe’er betide, 
To love them all in Thee! 

5. In sickness, sorrow, want, or care, 
Whate’er it be, ’tis ours to share; 
May we, where help is needed, there 
Give help as unto Thee! 

6. And may Thy Holy Spirit move 
All those who live to live in love 
Till Thou shalt greet in heaven above 
All those who live to Thee. 

Hymn: LSB 691 Fruitful Trees, the Spirit’s Sowing