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FEBRUARY 2

 

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall dieRom.8:13.

 

What is it to live after the flesh?

We answer, It is to live after, in conformity to, and in gratification of, the inclinations and cravings of the fallen human nature. And it is the easiest thing possible to do this. All we have to do is just listlessly to abandon ourselves to the current of our old nature, and cease to strive against it. As soon as we do this, we begin to float down the stream, and by and by we find the current more and more rapid and resistance more and more difficult.

 

 

    Parallel passages:

Job 4:8;  Prov.14:12; Matt.26:41; Rom. 6; 8:4-12; Gal. 6:7,8; Heb. 6:4-8;10:26-31; Jas. 1:15; 4:4;  2. Peter. 2:20-22; 1.John 5:16; Jude 1113; 1.Cor. 6:16; Eph. 4:22.