Galatians 5:24  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections [passions] and lusts.
You might say, “That’s really tough for me to do. My lusts seem to be uncontrollable. As soon as I think that I have them under control they come back to haunt me again, and make me fail.” Let’s check out verses 22 and 23 - “the fruit of the Spirit”, and verse 25 - “walking in the Spirit.” These are two bookends surrounding our verse and they must be in place if we are to win the victory over our lusts and passions. So next time you feel your lusts or passions getting out of control, check to make sure that the bookends are in place.