Friday, June 13, 2014

Person (14) Flesh

A character that is focused on serving Jesus has a good heart.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart (Matt 22:37).
Christians must guard their hearts carefully (Phil 4:7).
A corrupt heart is referred to in the New Testament as the “flesh”. Doing things by human strength is living by the flesh. The flesh is everything in our beings that is opposed to God.
When we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death (Rom 7:5).
The flesh opposes the Holy Spirit,
Do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit (Rom 8:4).
The flesh is hostile to God.
The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God (Rom 8:7-8).
Our flesh was crucified with Jesus. We put the flesh to death by walking in the Spirit.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit (Gal 5:24-25).

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