In Step With The Spirit

Galatians 5: 25

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

I was curious what in step with the Spirit really means, so I looked it up. Here’s a small sample of what I found. The bold highlights are mine. If you want more information, do an Internet search of Galatians 5: 25.

Adam Clarke Commentary

If we live in the Spirit – If we profess to believe a spiritual religion, let us walk in the Spirit – let us show in our lives and conversation that the Spirit of God dwells in us.

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Bibliography: Clarke, Adam. “Commentary on Galatians 5:25”. “The Adam Clarke Commentary”. // 1832.

The Biblical Illustrator






Walking in the Spirit

1. …What is a man’s walk? It is his whole life, his whole conduct, outward and inward--all he thinks, feels, desires, speaks, does, suffers. To walk in the Spirit is to have the Holy Ghost originating, directing, controlling, and governing all these.


A Christian’s walk

“That man’s been in the army,” said a gentleman to his friend, the other day, as a stranger passed them in the street; “I know a soldier by his walk.” Men ought to know Christ’s soldiers by their walk. But how many are there of us who profess to march under His banner, who compel the world to take knowledge of us that we have been with Jesus? Often the community in which a man lives first learns that he was a Christian at his funeral.

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Bibliography: Exell, Joseph S. “Commentary on “Galatians 5:25”. The Biblical Illustrator. “//”. 1905-1909. New York.

So…simply put in step with the Spirit means to live in such a way that others know you are a Christian. Some days I believe I do that and other days not so much. One thing I do know is the more I  depend on the Spirit, the more I stay in step with the Spirit.

YOUR TURN: What do you think it means to stay in step with the Spirit? Can you give a specific example?


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