Know your enemy

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are evident:

Sexual immorality: "You can sleep with her. Don't be so old fashioned"

Impurity: "So what if he's married. You deserve someone like him."

Sensuality: "You can look. There's nothing wrong with looking."

Idolatry: "God hasn't been listening to you. It's time to look elsewhere for help"

Sorcery: "The Bible doesn't say anything about Hindu meditation. It helps you clear your head."

Enmity: "Those people are parasites. They just live off the hard work of others. Don't waste your time on them."

Strife: "Those Democrats are godless, liberal, hippies. God's judgment will fall on their socialist heads."

Jealousy: "She shouldn't have gotten that promotion. You've worked a lot harder than she has. She's just a suck-up. It's all rigged."

Fits of anger: "Why can't these stupid people learn to drive!!!"

Rivalries: "It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. If they can't handle it, they need to get out of your way. It's ok to step on them on your way to the top. Some people are meant to stay on the bottom."

Dissensions: "Can you believe they let their kids do that? I guess some people just don't care how their kids will turn out."

Divisions: "Do you know what preachers they listen to? You can't trust a thing they say. They're probably not even saved."

Envy: "It's their fault your life is this way. You deserve to make more money and live better than this."

Drunkenness: "Finish the bottle. You've had a hard day and this will help you escape the pain."

Orgies/gorging: "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
"You don't eat like this all the time. It just makes you feel better. Have some more."


Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.