Sunday, March 19, 2023

The Flesh or the Spirit: you Choose

 Good morning and happy Sunday.

Each day the believer is faced with a choice of which way His life goes: death-ward, or life-ward. None of us, no matter how advanced we may be in the faith, can escape making this choice as long as we are in a fallen world.

Today's verse captures the essence of this truth.

"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." Romans 8:13

Sin is the end result of living according to the dictates of the flesh, and when sin matures, death naturally follows. In the same way, life is the end result of following the Spirit.

Nothing is forced on anyone, everyone in Christ is left to make the choice of who to follow, the flesh or the Spirit. However, each choice made comes with their own consequences: death or life. What we often don't realize is that we are constantly choosing between life and death in our daily choices. So, we must learn to choose wisely. This is what grace teaches us, that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world. Titus 2:12.

Have a blessed day.