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  • Galatians 5:23, what is Paul saying to the Galatians
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 5:20

    It says "Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    Meekness, and as the old saying goes, "Meekness does not mean weakness." It means openness or receptivity. It's one of the words that Paul used for those in ministry.

    It's also translated gentleness. But it means to be open. The person who's giving the word and ministering the things of Christ, that person must be more open and receptive than any other person. They can't close themselves off like they have arrived and everybody else hasn't. They have to be open.

    And then temperance means self-control, or more literally the control of self. This is not self-control like trying to enforce discipline in our eating. "I've got to exhibit more self-control when I eat."

    This word means to be controlled from within, to be controlled by the Spirit of God.

    And then he says against such there is no law. And again, he's saying that this is the fruit of God's Spirit. There is no law against these.

    Hope this helps!

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