Galatians 5: 13-26
13You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not
use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature b; rather,
serve one another in love. 14The entire law is summed
up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
c 15If you keep on biting and devouring each other,
watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
Life by the Spirit
16So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify
the desires of the sinful nature. 17For the sinful nature
desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit
what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict
with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual
immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and
witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish
ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness,
orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before,
that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness
and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the
sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we
live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let
us not become conceited, provoking and envying each