I want to do things I enjoy. But sometimes my wife or son need me to do something for them. I can choose to please myself or to please my family.
Our Bible Reading today talks about priorities. These verses remind us that as Christians our first priority should be to think about what God’s Holy Spirit wants us to do. “If your thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace” (verse 6b). This means that we should not worry about satisfying ourselves. Instead, we should make right choices and live by the Spirit.
It is not always easy to live by the Spirit. But Jesus made this possible for us through His death on the cross. When we accept God’s gift of salvation, He gives us His Spirit to help and comfort us every day.
What is most important in your life today? Will you live for yourself and your desires? Or will you live by the Spirit?