Thought of the Day - Thursday

Each morning this week, Graham Nicholls, our Director, is offering the Thought of the Day on Premier Christian Radio and Premier Praise. You can hear the Thought of the Day around 7.20am on Premier Christian Radio and 7.40am on Premier Praise.

Here is the text of what Graham shared this morning:

In Paul’s letter to the Galatians he tells them that they have freedom from slavery to the law and are now right with God – it’s all about grace.

But in chapter 5 verse 13 he says “do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love”.

Christian Freedom does not mean we can just do whatever we want and indulge ourselves. We should use our freedom to serve one another in love – this is what God has always wanted for his people.

He tells us what indulging ourselves looks like: Immorality, hatred, selfish ambition, lack of self-control.

But then Paul describes what love looks like. As we bear the fruit of the Spirit, one fruit with many aspects, all held together by love, we show joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 

It’s certainly a challenge: where’s the fruit in your life today?

But it’s also a promise: this is the fruit we will see in true believers – and praise God when we do see it.

And what beauty there is in these characteristics. Someone who is like this is the best friend anyone could have – and they are all seen perfectly in Jesus Christ.

My name is Graham Nicholls and I'm the Director of Affinity, a partnership of gospel churches. May God bless you, have a great day!


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