A great message in Church yesterday...
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are lead by the Spirit, you are not under law.
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious; sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
SO... the sinful nature is obvious... then WHY do we keep going back and doing the very things that draw us AWAY from God?
WHY don't we live by the Spirit, so we are under NO law??
Asked by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by Lexylex at 6:14 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin." Romans 8:24,25 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:1,2
The difference in "walking in the flesh" and "walking after the flesh" is that the former seeks its own things, while the latter seeks after what is pleasing to God. As followers of Christ we may fall into sin, but we do not practice it. We are going to struggle, but we 'have yet to resist to the point of bleeding' in our struggle. (Hebrews 12:4)
Answer by Lexylex at 6:27 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
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