Live by the Spirit
And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.Romans 5:5
When we live by the Spirit, we have a heart of love that comes from God. If we are to be like Christ, we need a heart of love because Christ has heart of love. And his love was shown when Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (Galatians 5:15) The more we live in the Spirit, the less we are tempted to sin. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. (Romans 8:5) When we live by the Spirit , our minds are set on what the Spirit desires, Living by the Spirit is what we are created to live by, and it is pleasing to God because liven the Spirit is the only way Heaven can be our eternal home.
The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:7-8) When we live by the flesh, people can make us angry, and we can have sinful thoughts. However, when we live by the Spirit, we have total control and when see the world through the Spirit. Governed by the Spirit we can remain with peace; and we see evil we pray.
But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. (Romans 8:10) Living by the Spirit gives us life, because living the Spirit is living by the ways of God. If we do our best to live by the Spirit, we will have Heaven as our eternal home. Living by the Spirit is what God created us to live by. Our body is subject to sin because we have sinful nature when we live by the flesh, and thet is why we need to live by the Spirit of God.
Today live by the Spirit, which means we are guided by the Word of God, and by Christ through the Spirit.
Prayer: Lord, help me to live by the Spirit and not by the flesh, because that is the way You created me to live. In Jesus name, Amen