Two Natures

Re:Verse passage – Galatians 5:16-26 (day two)  

For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. vs. 17

This duality in our nature is nothing new to Paul. He speaks very directly about this to the believers in Rome (Romans 7:14-20). Knowing that the apostle Paul understood and struggled with this idea of wanting to do one thing, but doing another should help our understanding of the challenge we all face. We are in a spiritual battle. It is a daily conflict to choose the Spirit over the flesh. It is also why we are instructed by Jesus to take up the cross daily

Make no mistake complacency in the faith leads to an erosion of our will. We all desire to live by the Spirit, but this desire requires surrender. If the evidence of the Spirit isn’t obvious, take a spiritual inventory and recalibrate. Don’t give up the fight.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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