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24th March 2023

A Changed Nature

Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:24

The apostle Paul before his conversion was not meek, in fact, he was not the sort of person many would want to know. Proudly and brutally, he apprehended all Christians and sought to destroy them. He was bigoted, selfish, and vaunted. But when he wrote his warm and affectionate letter to the churches of Galatia, he said, among other things, “The fruit of the Spirit is . . . gentleness, goodness . . . meekness” (Galatians 5:22-26). His meekness was something God-given, not something man-made. It is not our human nature to be meek. On the contrary, it is our nature to be proud, haughty and boastful. That is why the new birth is so essential to each of us. That is why the Lord Jesus frankly and pointedly said not only to Nicodemus, a Jewish leader, but to every one of us, “You must be born again” (John 3:3). Meekness begins there! We must each have a change of nature.


Galatians 5:16-26.


Heavenly Father, give me the same kind of meekness that You gave to my Saviour, Jesus. In His name, I pray. Amen.



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