Romans Lesson 13 Day 4
My answers to BSF study questions
9. We owe nothing to the flesh.
- We have an obligation to “by the Spirit put to death the deeds of the body.” (Romans 8:13 HCSB)
- “Cleanse ourselves from every impurity of the flesh and spirit, completing our sanctification in the fear of God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1 HCSB)
- “to reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this, however, I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past and fasten my heart to the future instead.” (Philippians 3:12-13 TPT)
- “All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own.” (1 John 3:3 MSG)
10. a. Put to death the misdeeds of the body. (Romans 8:13 NIV)
- “Killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That’s a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God.” (Colossians 3:5 MSG)
- “Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16 HCSB)
- “Now since we have chosen to walk with the Spirit, let’s keep each step in perfect sync with God’s Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25 Voice)
- “We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” (Galatians 5:26 HCSB)
- “…clothe yourselves with a holy way of life: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12 Voice)
b. “For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; no evil dwells with You” (Psalm 5:4).
God paid his Son to put our old sin nature to death and put us a path of life and freedom. He created us in his likeness, and sin is the opposite of his nature.
Sin separates us from God and kills, steals, and destroys our fellowship with him. It also ruins relationships, health, finances and causes untold misery. It’s not something to take lightly.
Temptation lingers tying to lure us back to the old path. (1 Peter 5:8) Since death was the only cure for our old nature, we must continue to view sin as a lion and swiftly take aim whenever we see it.
I need the Holy Spirit’s help to change my attitude from self-centered to loving and generous, especially when it comes to my time. As my attitude changes, my words will change.
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MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on Romans Lesson 13 Day 4 ~ Romans 8:12-14