We have been made alive by the Spirit of God, so let’s live our lives by the Spirit and not by the flesh. We reckon the flesh dead as we “crucify the flesh with all of it’s passions and desires.” Because the outcome of a life lived in the flesh is obvious, we become “conceited, provoking one another, and envying others.” Who wants to be like that anymore? But a life lived in the Spirit of God is more desirable and the fruits of that life are unmistakable, bearing “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”
So, what is the best way to kill our flesh? Starve it to death, don’t feed it with the things it thrives on. And then feast on the things of God, things that will make you Spiritually strong. Get into church and the word of God, fellowship with your Father in prayer, share with others the gospel that saves. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
Pastor Doug Hardin