Galatians 5:26 – Let Us Not Become Conceited

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 33:13‐36:22, Galatians 5:13‐26, Psalm 64:1‐10, Proverbs 23:23

Context: Paul is contrasting walking by the spirit with walking by the flesh.

Galatians 5:26 – Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Observations:

  • Let us not
    • Become conceited  (boastful, desirous of vainglory)
      • Provoking (challenging) one another
      • Envying one another

One of the first signs of the flesh taking over in my life is conceit.  Conceit shows itself when I provoke and/or envy others.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will control my present and future and establish me in genuine humility.

Apply: “Lord, tear pride from my life and establish me in genuine humility.”

Do you have anyone in your life, formal discipleship or conflicting relationship, pointing out your pride?

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