“And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” Romans 8.2
“When Paul uses the word flesh, he is often not talking about our bodily desires but about the habits, instincts and tendencies of mind as well as of body that we retain from the time before we met Christ.
“…Other aspects of the war might scare us, but this aspect more than any other discourages and disheartens us. And since morale is vital to victory, discouragement is deadly.
“…What would you think of a soldier who in the midst of battle sat down and said, ‘I’m no good. It’s no use trying any more. Nothing seems to work’? There is no place for giving up… You hold Excaliber in your hand! Get behind the lines for a break if you’re too weak to go on, and strengthen yourself with a powerful draught of the wine of Romans 8.1-4. Then get back into the fight before your muscles get stiff!” (J. White, The Fight)
Let’s sing “Oh the Cross” (click here) by UPPERROOM
Let’s pray: Father, allow me to perceive the power of the life-giving Spirit in me. You have set me free from the power of sin. I will be mastered by you and you alone! In Jesus’ name, amen.