Fruit Flavored Christians

March 17, 2024


When Jesus says that his followers must be “born from above” he means that we must exchange our loyalties. The apostle Paul says something like this to the Galatian Christians. Paul uses the word “flesh” to describe the things of this world that can be detrimental to our mental, physical, and spiritual health. He counsels us not to “gratify the desires of the flesh” for these things are opposed to the Spirit of God. Fame and fortune. Power and privilege. Idolatry and impurity. Sex and sorcery. Drugs and alcohol. Anger and jealousy. These are things that keep us bound “under the law,” says Paul. These are dangerous, death-inducing things. These are false fruits that leave us empty and never satisfied, always craving more.

Bible References

  • John 3:1-8
  • Galatians 5:16-18