“15 And if ye bite, and eat each other, see ye, lest ye be wasted each from other.
16 And I say to you in Christ, walk ye in Spirit, and ye shall not perform the desires of the flesh.
17 For the flesh coveteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these be adversaries together, that ye do not all things that ye will [that ye do not those things, whatever ye will].”
Why is this? Because, says Paul, “the flesh coveteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.” The Holy Spirit has no desire to put us down, to keep us in our old desire to be powerful, to be first. Rather the Holy Spirit seeks peace, joy, goodness.
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