Monday, September 03, 2012

Memorization Monday - Romans 8:4-5

Romans 8:4-5 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

There's a very important principle in this verse that tells us what it means to live according to the Spirit. It all depends on where we set our minds. We can either set our minds on the flesh and earthly things, or we can set our mind on spiritual and heavenly things. Now this doesn't mean sitting around and contemplating heaven. It means setting our minds on things that have their origin in heaven. Things such as love, joy, and peace are associated with the Spirit. Things such as jealousy, covetousness and hatred are the kind of things that are fleshly or earthly. So God is promising us that the law can only be fulfilled in us as we yield ourselves to spiritual things and place our mind there.

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