Scriptural readings: Romans 8:11-17; Galatians 5:19-25
Life has a purpose. There is no doubt that most of us would agree but the things is sometimes we might have overlooked it. We might think that a grain of sand seems to be use less but if collectively taken inside a glass aquarium tank they become a part making a balanced ecology.
v.11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
What would be the reason why the Spirit inside of us decided to quicken our mortal bodies the same Spirit raised up Jesus from the dead?
v.12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
v.13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
There are two things that our lives will result into. Follow the first, to live after the flesh….ye shall die or living through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
The purpose of life is very clear. We have to live in the spirit but we and is very clear that we should not to live after the flesh.
v.19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
v.20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
v.21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
v.14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
v.15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
v.16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
v.17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.
In order to beat the purpose of the flesh, we have to be led by the Spirit of God and this is the same Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead that dwell in us.
v.22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
v.23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
v.24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
v.25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
If we try to beat the purpose of the flesh by our own it is useless. We have to live by the spirit. The Holy Spirit Who will be with in us will produce the fruits would in turn make us to live in the Spirit and we will also walk in the Spirit.