Reading: Galatians 5: 1 and 13-25
Life is full of choices. Some call them decisions and some call them forks in the road. Our reality is that at many points we make choices that move us forward in life. Some of the time these decisions are not in our best interests or are not good for our faith. We can certainly make other choices that then realign us with God’s will for our lives, but we do have detours from time to time.
Our faith is built on God’s unfailing love, His steadfast faithfulness, and His unending grace through Jesus Christ. Once we are in a saving relationship with Christ, our status is as a child of God. Even once we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we can still make a poor choice and can still go in a direction away from God.
Paul encourages the Galatians and us to “stand firm and do not submit to a yoke of slavery”. Paul saw sin ad a controlling force. Sin occurs anytime we choose our desires over God’s desires for our life. It is anytime we choose the things of the world over the will of God for our lives.
Paul encourages us to live by the Spirit and to allow God to guide our choices and our lives. May our life be led by His will and may we trust in the Spirit’s guidance. And when we fail, may we fall back into God’s love, faithfulness, and grace. He will redeem us and again welcome us back into a right relationship with Him.