Sunday, May 19, 2013

walk not after the flesh

Following the teachings of Christ is a tricky thing in this world.  I am surrounded by earthly beauty.  I am surrounded by earthly comforts.  I am surrounded by people who vehemently disbelieve.  Yet I am aware of something that isn't seen or felt.  All the stuff of this world makes it a tricky thing but I am up for the continual challenge because of the rewards I am finding by simply trying.  
Romans 8 : 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be . 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore , brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die : but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live . 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  87,102,63,0,C,0

     

7 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

I ao agree with you. Keep up posting the good word.

riverrat said...

Such beautiful words for the believer but I know that those who are not simply cannot understand their meaning. Only through grace and the acknowledgement of Christ, the son of God, died for everyone's sin can it become meaningful for all. It is not an easy path to walk. He never said it would be. He did say, though, that He would be with us the whole way. And I believe that with all my heart.

mary lee said...

to have the peace and time and the quiet to think of such thoughts is such a blessing.

WhyR said...

Good Lord, WHAT is that plant? The effect here is almost 3-D.

John Wells said...

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acacia_constricta_flower.jpg

Jennifer Chandler said...

I agree, John. God Bless You!

Freebirdmcmlvii said...

Good words for these days. So many scrambling and clawing for more, more, more stuff.