The wonderful walk of victory
I. Problems that hinder (vv. 19-21)
A. Desires that are misdirected.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality; (v. 19).
B. Devotions that are misguided.
idolatry, sorcery… (v. 20a).
C. Dispositions that are mismanaged.
enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envyings (vv. 20b-21a).
II. Proofs that highlight (vv. 22-23)
A. A countenance that is obvious.
love, joy, peace;
B. A conduct that is orderly.
patience, kindness, goodness;
C. A character that is obedient.
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (v.22-23).
III. Procedures that help (vv. 24-26)
A. An appropriation to experience.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires (v. 24).
B. An action to exhibit.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit (v. 25).
C. An attitude to escape.
Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another (v. 26).