Mind the Spirit

The whole world changes when a person is filled with the Spirit of God. Let us see how we mind the Spirit.

Rom. 8:4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. [pneuma: wind, breath (language), mind, character]
Rom. 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
Rom. 8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,

6. For — a mere particle of transition here [THOLUCK], like “but” or “now.” to be carnally minded — literally, “the mind” or “minding of the flesh” (Margin ); that is, the pursuit of fleshly ends. is death — not only “ends in” [ALFORD, etc.], but even now “is”; carrying death into its bosom, so that such are “dead while they live” (1 Timothy 5:6; Ephesians 2:1, 5) [PHILIPPI]. but to be spiritually minded — “the mind” or “minding of the spirit”; that is, the pursuit of spiritual objects. is life and peace — not “life” only, in contrast with the “death” that is in the other pursuit, but “peace”; it is the very element of the soul’s deepest repose and true bliss.

Rom. 8:7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,

Rom. 8:8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

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