Re:Verse passage – Romans 8:5-11 (day seven)
“However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.” vs 9
Notice what Paul does here. He interchangeably uses Spirit of God and Spirit of Christ to describe the Holy Spirit. He is helping shape the theology of a young church who may not fully understand a triune concept of God. Two thousand years later, it still seems like a foreign concept sometimes, so it makes sense that Paul would emphasize this teaching. He is saying that Jesus is God, the Spirit is God, and the Father is God. No, the Bible never uses the exact word “Trinity”, but it is passages like this that help us shape Trinitarian theology.
So what does this mean for us in light of the passage? God loves you so much that He Himself became flesh and dwelt among us, and He Himself now dwells in you. As a Christian, you no longer belong to the flesh, you belong to Him!