Powered by 4 - Feb. 12, 2013

 

Put a Stake through It

today's reading.
Romans 8:13-27   For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live...

the blog.
As is typical, I read a couple of different versions of our passage and I found myself really liking the language of the ESV (English Standard Version) in verse 13 where it tells us that we can "put to death" our flesh, our sinful acts, our "deeds of the body" if we live according to the Spirit. Those words--put to death--triggered a pretty good image. 

So what kind of action will it take for us to live according to the Spirit and stop being controlled by that old sinful nature? Tami W.

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