To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law—indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
Food for Thought:
The apostle Paul talks about the human tendency to set our minds on things of the flesh. We worry about what we will wear, what we will eat, etc. In this passage, Paul encourages us to think about spiritual things. How could you set your mind on spiritual things, not fleshy things?
Gracious God, we come before you this day asking you to guide us as we think of spiritual things. Help us to bring your reign here on earth. Refresh in us a love and passion for all your people. Remind us of your call on our lives. In your holy and precious name we pray, Amen.