The Bible declares that we can easily know if we are walking in the Spirit, or if we are walking in the flesh.
Galations 5:19-26 "Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. If we live by the Spirit, let's also walk by the Spirit. Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another."
I don't know about you, dear brother or sister, but this morning as I knelt before the Lord I had to confess that much of my life and actions comes from the first list. I am so frustrated with myself. I wish I could honestly say that I live and act from the second list, but I have to admit that it's mainly the exception to the rule.
How about you, friend?Oh sure, we may not struggle with some of the "biggies" on that list, but what about "outbursts of anger"? What about "strife" or "envying"? They are all equally evil.
Time for a reality check?