|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Five, Lesson Three
WALKING BY THE SPIRIT Page
** We have found the battle ground in which the Spirit of Christ and the sinful desires of the flesh do their battle. Unfortunately, it is in us! What would be the result if we lose that battle with our flesh?
Romans 7:14 - Paul is saying that he is "of" flesh, but not "in" the flesh. He is walking in the Spirit, but is unfortunately born of the flesh. Further, because of the fall of man, he is literally "under sin" as an inheritance from his forefathers.
Finally, back in Galatians 5:18...
V.18 ** We have learned that the Law produces only death for us, because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and the wages of sin is death. (cf. Romans 3:23 and 6:23) What wonderful news does Paul now give us regarding those who are being controlled by the Holy Spirit?
** Why is that true?