Today we conclude our list of works of the flesh.
Sedition is the stirring up of unrest or discord. This passage on the works of the flesh is one of the few where this term is used in the Bible.
Heresies are beliefs contrary to the Word of God. They are opinions of man which are in error and lead to division in the church.
Envy is resentment over the spiritual, financial, or material blessings of others.
Murder is taking the life of another with willful malice and forethought. Murder is not the same as self-defense or an accidental killing. The New Testament expands the meaning of murder to include hatred: "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer; and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him" (1 John 3:15).
Drunkenness is the condition of having your mental and physical faculties affected by intoxication, whether it be alcohol or drugs.
Revelling is to engage and delight in worldly pleasures, to participate in worldly and boisterous merry-making or festivities. It is riotous, wild, uncontrolled living.
Here is the composite list of the works of the flesh we have studied during the past few days:
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, and revellings.
Paul describes the results of the works of the flesh: "...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" (Galatians 5:21).
God has provided a way to avoid this penalty and to be forgiven and delivered from the works of the flesh: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). You can be free from the works of the flesh and learn to walk in the Spirit. More on this tomorrow.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.