TOPIC: SUBDUE THE FLESH
Read: Galatians 6:7-8
7. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Memorise: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. – John 4:24
Today’s Bible reading explains how one can sow in the flesh and spirit. A practical example of sowing in the flesh is engaging in sin but when the fellow starts to live holy, he/she begins to sow in the spirit and subdue the flesh. However, this entails a lot of battle because the flesh always opposes the spirit. So, when a new government comes into the life of a sinner, his flesh will fight it.
For example when a new convert is not yet grounded in the faith, Satan and his hosts will try to make him/her fall back by bringing temptations on his/her way.One way to subdue the flesh is to understand the constant battle that goes on between it and the spirit. Also, you should know the activities that empower the body above the spirit.
Generally, any sinful habit will empower the flesh. Not engaging in spiritual exercises will also feed the flesh. Therefore, feed the spirit by fasting, praying in the Spirit always, studying the word of God and living a holy life so that it can always win. Never disconnect from the Holy Spirit so that He can instruct you on what to do from time to time.
Point: Father, please give me the grace to mortify my flesh and feed my spirit daily.
Bible in One Year
Acts 20:17-38 , Psalms 25:1-22 , Psalms 26:1-12 , Psalms 27:1-14