Who you are determines what you will set your mind on. Rom 8:5-11; Rom 12:3,16; Php 2:2-5; Col 3:1-2; Rom 7:4-6; Pro 23:6-8.
WTROM-122-150527 - length: 46:52 - taught on May, 27 2015
We could title this section of Romans
“The Spirit is the DIFFERENCE MAKER”!
Those who are “according to the flesh” are unbelievers.
Those who are “according to the Spirit” are believers.
The two kinds of human beings are believers, who have the Spirit indwelling, and unbelievers, who don’t.
ROM 8:5-13 gives DESCRIPTIONS and OUTCOMEs for each kind.
Verses 5 to 11 explain the night and day, death and life, difference …
… between those who are according to the flesh - unbelievers-, and those who are according to the Spirit - believers.
One key word in verses 5-8 is MIND.
The Greek has two words: a verb, then a noun.
In verse 5 we have the verb.
3rd person plural present active indicative
to exercise the mind
to give serious, careful consideration to something.
To ponder, to let one’s mind dwell on.
To interest oneself in.
To take someone’s side and espouse someone’s cause.