For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.And so he condemned sin in the flesh – Romans 8:3
Most of us have the best intentions against sin. We write a nice list of what we wish we would not do. I remember making terrible choices in my relationships and thinking just say no write yourself a nice I do not want to do that list and it will go away.
But the verse we have read tells us our human nature has weaknesses – disclaimer this is not an excuse to keep messing around. Thank God for the gift of Jesus Christ who made it possible for us.
In Romans 7 the bible reveals our sinful nature and how our flesh is eager to take us back to our old habits even if we choose not to do them. How what we wish we did not want to do
The good news is the Holy spirit helps us to say no to sin.
The bible reminds us in our fight against sin – will power is not enough we need the spirit of God. It is by the Holy spirit that we put to death the works of the flesh. It is by the Holy spirit that we are empowered to walk away from situations that tempt us.
Today I choose to remember to be spiritually minded, not to live according to my five senses (the flesh) but to be led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-17)
Holy Spirit I need you in this journey.