“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were though the law, the Christ died for no purpose.” 2:20-21
Now that we know God we understand that the law of this world is something that we used to be slaves to, before salvation. This world is weak, and but letting Christ into our hearts and by getting to know Him and letting Him get to know us we have become free from the law. The verses above are perfect, It is no longer me who lives, but Christ in me.
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit to a yoke of slavery.” 5:1
“For you have been called to freedom, brothers. Only of not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” 5:13
The Spirit is what we should live by following. By choosing to live and love by the Spirit we should want to walk in step with Christ, trying to do things that Christ would do. Problems seem little when you’re in tune with the Spirit, and although our flesh tries to make us people who want to provoke others and get angry. Galatians 6:17 shows us the reason why we should hold ourselves upright. “From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.” 6:17
“For by the grace of God you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no now may boast.”
This verse is amazing to me, because I have always understood that if we boast we should boast in Christ only, but this verse really opened up my eye. God is amazing! I should know this already, but we all understand parts of God at different times. His timing and doings are so planned down to the point. To the point where he examined every inch of moment when Christ gave his life for us, and made it so perfect that humans would not be able to find flaw but only salvation in it. God is amazing!! I’ll leave it at that 🙂
“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, an give the no opportunity to the devil.. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up.” 4:26,29
Forgive one another as Christ forgave you.
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sward of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” 6:13-18
“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain is more necessary on your account.” 1:21-24
Let your manor of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ
Be humble and caring of others. Christ humbled himself enough to come down and become human with us, and even when he was on earth he was so humble that he never called himself God or even compared himself to God. Jesus was completely humble from the beginning of his walk on earth to the last minute. We should be this way too, and find more value and significance in others rather than in ourselves.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worth praise, think about these things.” 4:8