"To be spiritually minded is life and peace."
Text: Romans 8:6
TWO DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE LIFESTYLES
In order to clinch the issue about what it means to have the Spirit of God reside within the believer, Paul went to describe two completely different lifestyles.
“For to be carnally minded is death,
but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
1. The carnal-minded person
a) His mindset is carnal.
b) He minds the things of the flesh.
c) He indulges in sin and is controlled by it.
d) He is essentially unregenerate.
e) He does not desire anything spiritual, being carnally minded.
f) Result of a carnally-minded person- Death!
2. The spiritually-minded person
a) Regeneration involves the mind as well.
b) The new mindset is capable of the following:
(Paul calls this “the new man”)
i) Pursuing true righteousness (Ephesians 4:24)
ii) Pursuing of true holiness (Ephesians 4:24)
iii) Pursuing of true knowledge of God (Colossians 3:10)
3. Result of a person who is spiritually minded
WORTHWHILE TO ASCERTAIN OUR TRUE SPIRITUAL STATE
It is of great importance that we check and ascertain our true spiritual state! Few things are as important to ascertain and confirm than our spiritual state before God!