For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:6
Definition of CARNAL from Merriam Webster Online Dictionary:
a : relating to or given to crude bodily pleasures and appetites
b : marked by sexuality <carnal love>
God’s Word stands. It is a promise to us. In this verse, we are advised that a carnal mind is death. A mind filled with crude sexual pleasures and appetites is death.
We are bombarded in the news, in movies, in the various forms of media, with people sporting a carnal mind. Even in politics, the message that is forced upon us is that we should live a carnal lifestyle, and accept it. Maybe politicians don’t read or react to God’s Word, but it is clear that this nature and mindset is death.
What is life and peace?—To be spiritually minded.
Here are some of the definitions for spiritual:
It is important what we think. It leads to life and peace, or death.
Let us be Spiritually minded, and have life and peace!
Dear God, I pray that You would help me to think on good, lovely, honest, virtuous, praiseworthy, and ‘just’ things. Fill my mind with spiritual songs. Help me to meditate on Your Words. Keep me from evil thoughts and a carnal mind. Thank You for Your forgiveness, love, and mercy. In the name of Jesus, amen.
I am going to be gone for a week, but will return, God willing, with some stories of my adventures.
May God be with you all and may He encourage you in your faith.