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22 Bible Verses about Living Not For The Material
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Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and do not obey your flesh and its desires.
Now those who belong to the Messiah Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.
so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to human nature but according to the Spirit.
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.
That is, it is not merely the children born through natural descent who were regarded as God's children, but it is the children born through the promise who were regarded as descendants.
For it is we who are the circumcision we who worship in the Spirit of God and find our joy in the Messiah Jesus. We have not placed any confidence in the flesh,
For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.
but I see in my body a different principle waging war with the Law in my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin that exists in my body.
For if you live according to human nature, you are going to die, but if by the Spirit you continuously put to death the activities of the body, you will live.
and so his attention is divided.
We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord.
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh.
Brothers, if a person is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should restore that person gently. Watch out for yourself so that you are not tempted as well.
In union with him you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without human hands by stripping off the corrupt nature by the circumcision performed by the Messiah.
Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old nature with its practices
But when the Messiah came as a high priest of the good things that have come, he went through the greater and more perfect tent that was not made by human hands and that is not a part of this creation.
so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.