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Works Of The Flesh, Fruit Of The Spirit

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org
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In Galatians, chapter five, Paul lists seventeen things as "works of the flesh" and nine things as "fruit of The Spirit. He says that flesh and Spirit are in conflict. And he urges us to live by The Spirit and not by the flesh.

             Works Of The Flesh             Fruit Of The Spirit
 
    1. Adultery                        1. Love
    2. Fornication (Greek: porneia)    2. Joy
    3. Uncleanness                     3. Peace
    4. Lasciviousness (lewdness)       4. Longsuffering (patience)
    5. Idolatry                        5. Gentleness (kindness) 
    6. Witchcraft                      6. Goodness (moral correctness)
    7. Hatred                          7. Faith
    8. Variance (discord)              8. Meekness
    9. Emulations (jealousies)         9. Temperance (self control)
   10. Wrath
   11. Strife (rivalries)
   12. Seditions (dissentions)
   13. Heresies
   14. Envyings
   15. Murders
   16. Drunkenness
   17. Revellings (carousing)
      " . . . and such . . . "
       GALATIANS 5:13-26 (KJV)
       
        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.

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