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9 Bible Verses about Flesh As The Sinful Nature
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Now those who belong to the Messiah Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.
Now the actions of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions, envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Indeed, all of us once behaved like them in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of our flesh and senses. By nature we were destined for wrath, just like everyone else.
Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and do not obey your flesh and its desires.
These people who want to impress others by their external appearance are trying to force you to be circumcised, simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of the Messiah. Why, not even those who are circumcised obey the Law! They simply want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your external appearance.
For what the flesh wants is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, and so you do not do what you want to do.
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 set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To focus our minds on the human nature leads to death, but to focus our minds on the Spirit leads to life and peace. That is why the mind that focuses on human nature is hostile toward God. It refuses to submit to the authority of God's Law because it is powerless to do so. read more.
Indeed, those who are under the control of human nature cannot please God. You, however, are not under the control of the human nature but under the control of the Spirit, since God's Spirit lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of the Messiah, he does not belong to him.
The person who sows through human means will harvest decay from human means, but the person who sows in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.
For while we were living according to our human nature, sinful passions were at work in our bodies by means of the Law, to bear fruit resulting in death.
- Ambition, negative aspects of
- Avoiding Sin
- Evil Desires
- Evil Passions
- Fruits Of Sin
- Living Not For The Material
- Participation, In Sin
- Reaping What You Sow
- Self Discipline
- Self Indulgence
- Sin Produces Death
- Sin, Causes Of
- Sin, Universality Of
- Sins Of The Flesh
- Social duties
- Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In