To many, the words Living By The Flesh raise a question mark for believers and non-believers alike. After reading and studying these words and gaining an understanding exactly how complex these words are, I want to explore what the scripture says and relate it to our lives in present time. As mankind we are sinful by nature, inherited from Adam and Eve when they chose to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:6–7). So what does sin have to do with flesh? The scriptures of the Holy Bible tell us that the Apostle Paul struggled with his sin nature, “For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin” (Romans 7:14–24)”.
You see Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins, Jesus in the flesh was pure and without sin, he told his disciples that he would be “crucified, and he will be raised on the third day” (Matthew 20:19), upon his resurrection we received the gift of the Holy Spirit, justifying us so that God may declare us righteous. So if we receive the Holy Spirit into our heart that Christ is our Savior we are spiritually forgiven of our sins but our time on earth is spent with our human flesh that which by nature is sinful.
Remember Christ was sin free, he died on the cross for our sins and his resurrection (sin free) resulted in us receiving the Holy Spirit (sin free) so that God may see us righteous if we receive into our heart the Holy Spirit, Christ Our Savior. The answer to Living By The Flesh….. God will forgive us of our sins that we live by in the flesh, if we accept Christ as Our Savior in present time and spiritually he will give to us eternal life sin free. *
“Although we walk this earth in the flesh we must walk with the Holy Spirit and allow him to guide us in our daily lives.”
Colorado Christian †
*NOTE: There is much more to Living By The Flesh in the Holy Bible, I have condensed it to allow the reader a general understanding of our sinful nature and our spiritual justification to be righteous by God.