“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21
Many who claim to be Christians fail to see that to continue on, impenitent, in the works of the flesh leads to eternal ruin. As the apostle writes, “they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Those who repent of their sinful ways and trust in Christ for pardon and forgiveness are led by the Spirit to put to death the works and desires of the flesh.
Grant that I continue in the true faith, O Lord God, acknowledging my sins and looking to Christ for pardon and forgiveness, and seeking the help and aid of the Holy Spirit to amend my ways and resist the longings of my old sinful nature. Amen.
[Scipture quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.]