…the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh, these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want … (Gal. 5: 19-21 HCSB)
Reading on in Galatians 5, the list of the fleshly things, saying that the works of the flesh are obvious, reads like this:
outbursts of anger
and anything similar …
you know what struck me about this “shopping list” of flesh works.… so many of the acts that are on this list have become so “accepted” by our culture. In fact, we could say this IS our culture. That is exactly what the flesh is —- the human frailties (physical and moral) and passions. The first three on the list (sexual immorality,moral impurity,promiscuity) actually do involve our Flesh and are each a form of self-idolatry.
There is a battle waging in man—-the yearning inside. We can either look to the flesh to fill those voids, those “bents” in us OR we can look to God to fill in those holes.
Have you given up on the battle waging on in you? —– Remember: No battle is ever won without Power. I have none . . . HE has it all!