#74 Flesh Cannot Conquer Flesh
Posted: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018Print
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LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.
Colossians 2:21, 23 NLT
“Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!”?
These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline. But they provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires.
You cannot conquer flesh with efforts of the flesh. Flesh by its fallen nature is utterly weak for anything godly. Flesh obsesses over whatever it cannot have.
Thus rules and laws against any outrageous flesh only result in increasing the ‘lust of the flesh.’
For godly increase and spiritual discipline, we need a solution. We have no power over the self-indulgent depravity of the flesh!