The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19–21, NIV)
As we strive to know what to do to live a Godly life, we also need to be sure we are aware of what NOT to do, as well.
Do you think the “acts of the flesh” are obvious? Are they obvious to the people around us? In what ways might we find them less than obvious?
As you look through the list Paul gives here, are any of them things you find others–or perhaps even yourself–doing often? Why do you think someone might do these, even when they know they should not?
How does inheriting the kingdom of God motivate you to live a more faithful life?