06 Jun Romans 8:6 Mind of Christ #137
Romans is so good that it is hard to focus on just one chapter or verse. Romans 8 shares the importance of living by the power of the Holy Spirit. I love that the chapter starts off with stating that “the case is closed.” Don’t we always need to remember this? It is finished! Jesus paid for it all on the cross and accomplished what the law was unable to accomplish. Because of this He has enabled us to live by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:6 says, “For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace.”If you are motivated by the flesh, then you will only pursue selfish things, but when are motivated by the Spirit, you will pursue a kingdom like mentality.
If you continue reading you will learn that when a person is focused on the mind of this world, then it goes against God’s plan. Verse 8 goes on to say that “God finds no pleasure with those who are controlled by the flesh.” Um, ouch! Don’t you want God to find pleasure in you? He does so when you pursue a mind like His.
Remember, the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you. His Spirit always brings forth life and peace. God is life-giving and when you walk in the spiritual realm, you will be fruitful in every area of your life.
Are you living in the Spirit or in the flesh? God wants you to live an abundant life and He doesn’t want you to settle for anything less. Remember, the case is closed. He has enabled you to live fully in His Spirit so don’t miss out on the peace and life that He has set before you.
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