Romans 8

Romans 8… day 8…

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God,
for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Romans 8:7 ESV

This is a hard Word…
How did we get from…?
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
And God blessed them. …
And God saw everything that he made,
and behold, it was very good.
Genesis 1:27-28, 31 ESV
…to…?
…the flesh is hostile to God…

One word… sin
…sin came into the world through one man,
and death through sin,
and so death spread to all men because all sinned…
Romans 5:12 ESV
The buying of Satan’s lie…
obeying him… rather than God the Creator…
led to a tragic transfer… of allegiance…
Man moved himself… out from under God’s authority… to Satan’s… breaking all the good… and setting ourselves up… as enemies… of the One who loves us…
When we are all about the flesh… 
thoughts… will… emotion…
we are naturally… hostile to God…
Literally… unable… to submit to His law… His way…
We are broken… from conception…
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psalm 51:5 ESV
Enemies… of… God…
You adulterous people!
Do you not know that friendship with the world
is enmity with God?
Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world
makes himself an enemy of God.
James 4:4 ESV
Who do you want to befriend…?

Consider… where your mind is set…
Consider… what He has done for you…
For while we were still weak,
at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person — 
though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die —
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Romans 5:6-8 ESV

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