The vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on. This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom. Galatians 5:21
True freedom begins when we ‘Turn our wills and lives over to the care of God.’ Alowing Him to help us to change our old habits on how we look upon and treat others, deal with our addictive and compulsive natures, living in community is the beginning of receipt of His Kingdom way of living.
Faith in Jesus is the only way to freedom from sin and it’s consequences and the bondage of our defects of character. Ephesians 5:18 says “Don’t drink too much wine. That cheapens your life. Drink the Spirit of God, huge draughts of him. Being filled with the Hoky Spirit is the best defence against slipping back into old habits. If we walk daily with Jesus and allow the Spirit to guide us God can and will help us to change.