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. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6
God made us human.
And when we have not recognized the need for our Savior, we live according to the flesh.
Satisfying our every “need”.
Romans says when we set our mind on ourselves, it leads to death.
Literally the opposite of life.
But when we have recognized our desperate need for God, giving ourselves over to Him, we begin to live according to the Spirit.
That means life.
As Christians, the Holy Spirit dwells within us, helping us to live according to God’s will and plans.
We set our minds on the things of the Spirit.
And that, my friends, brings life and peace. Ahhhh.
But is it possible to choose death instead while living within the Spirit?
Yes, because we are human.
God allows us to make our own choices, choosing between living in the flesh or the Spirit.
It’s easy to tell if you are choosing to live within the Spirit.
Are your words producing life and peace or death?
Are your actions reflecting life or death?
Do your decisions cause others to recoil in death or thrive within life?
Setting one’s mind is critical, God says so.
Means you purposely align yourself to God’s ways through His Holy Spirit.
It’s a choice.
And then it’s a choice to stay fixed on God.
Choose to set your mind on God.
Ask Him to help you and His faithfulness will continually point you to life.
The choice is yours.