Devotional: The Flesh & The Spirit
Christian Devotion about the battle between the flesh and Spirit
"...For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the
[Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit
are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature);
for these are antagonistic to each other [continually
withstanding and in conflict with each other], so
that you are not free but are prevented from doing
what you desire to do..." -
Galatians 5:17 (AMP)
How often do we feel this way? We desire to
do what we know is right, but so often fail
to do so. There is a war inside between the
flesh and the Spirit. We will always have
this problem as long as we are living in
this flesh of ours.
I find though, the more we listen to the Holy
Spirit and allow Him to guide us, what the flesh
desires decreases more and more, because our
hearts desire is for what the Spirit wants.
The longing to please God can over-ride the desire
of the flesh. Things that we found hard to overcome
in the beginning days of our walk are no longer an
issue years down the track. We no longer desire
those things. But it doesn't stop there. God is
continually at work in us and He brings things
to the surface that need changing.
It's hard to do what's right in the Lord
For the Spirit & flesh are constantly at war.
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