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Read Romans 8:6-11


Read Romans 8:6-11

6To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace. 7And so people become enemies of God when they are controlled by their human nature; for they do not obey God’s law, and in fact they cannot obey it. 8Those who obey their human nature cannot please God.
9 But you do not live as your human nature tells you to; instead, you live as the Spirit tells you to—if, in fact, God’s Spirit lives in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10But if Christ lives in you, the Spirit is life for youj because you have been put right with God, even though your bodies are going to die because of sin. 11If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then he who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of his Spirit in you.


Paul sets out a choice - be controlled by human nature - or be controlled by the Holy Spirit. Human nature ends in death.  The Holy Spirit leads to life and peace.


Lord help me to be led more by your Holy Spirit than by the desires of my flesh.

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