Against Such There is No Law



Law vs. no law – in Galatians 5 we see the contrast between law and no law. In verses 19-23, there are two lists. One concerning the law – verses 19-21 list the works of the flesh which would keep one from inheriting the kingdom of God. One concerning no law – verses 22-23 list the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance – against such there is no law. That is such a convicting phrase.  We are so often more concerned with legalism and what we cannot do that we miss the most important point. We have no law that keeps us from exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit in our life. We can love all we want, have all the joy we want, have all the peace we want . . . but are more often consumed in what we cannot do. Galatians 5:18 offers an answer – But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. The fruit of the Spirit — live it, show it, do it – there’s no law against it!

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