Galatians 5:18 says, “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” So, how are Christians led by the Spirit? In today’s episode, Wes McAdams and Chase Turner discuss that question.
This is the first time Chase Turner has joined us on the podcast. He is the Director of Digital Missions for Herald of Truth and the author of, T.R.I.A.L.S.: A Journey from Anxiety to Peace. Chase is someone in whom you can certainly see the fruit of the Spirit.
Chase and Wes begin today’s Bible study by introducing listeners to the themes and purposes of Galatians. They discuss the particular issues Paul was addressing with the Galatian churches. And they get into what it means to walk by the flesh, instead of being led by the Spirit.
In addition to the phrase, “led by the Spirit,” Paul also uses several similar phrases in Galatians 5:
- walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16)
- live by the Spirit (Galatians 5:25)
- keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25)
Chase and Wes discuss how we can obey Paul’s instructions to walk by, live by, keep in step with, and be led by the Spirit. How do we know when the Spirit of God is leading us versus our own thoughts and desires? Is it possible for this idea to become subjectivism? What does it look like to really be Spirit-filled people?
We hope you enjoy this Bible study and that it helps you love like Jesus.