19What human nature does is quite plain. It shows itself in immoral, filthy, and indecent actions;20in worship of idols and witchcraft. People become enemies and they fight; they become jealous, angry, and ambitious. They separate into parties and groups;
Day 1 of 7
Like it or not, unless we allow God’s Spirit to rule our lives, we will be ruled by our flesh. Our fleshly desires lead us into the very traps that the Bible warns against.
Getting the most from God's Word
As you embark on this Journey, here are four steps to invite God's Word to challenge and encourage you.
Pray with focus and openness to see what God has for you. God, connect with me here, as I seek You in your Word.
Read the selected section of scripture slowly. Take note of intriguing words and phrases. Read them a second time.
Reflect on what strikes you as you read. What does this passage of Scripture teach you about God's values?
Respond to the passage. Speak to God directly about what's on your mind and hear. Look for ways to live out what you've uncovered.
Good News Translation (Today’s English Version, Second Edition) © 1992 American Bible Society. All rights reserved.