Today’s devotion is based on Galatians 5:18, “If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law."
The challenge here is to understand what it means to live by the Spirit, to Spirit-walk, to be Spirit-led. The Holy Spirit is the advocate in our relationship with God. If we are not Spirit-led, we will not hear what we are being taught, nor will we be reminded of what we need to know.
When we listen, hear, and do what God is asking us through the Holy Spirit, then the Holy Spirit leads us away from the acts of the flesh and fills us with his fruits. Then, and only then, are we free from the law.
Please pray with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit to lead us and free us from being under the law. Forgive me for thinking that I can act independently of you. Speak into my life through the Holy Spirit so I may walk in the Spirit of Jesus. In Jesus’ awe-inspiring name, I pray, Amen.