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Out with the Flesh in 2016, In with the Spirit

“The flesh is a worse enemy than the devil himself.” Isaac Ambrose (1604-1664) This is the fourth in my series of six areas of life we (I) need to be mindful of as we enter 2016. If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you know what I mean by “the flesh.” Let’s call it that part of us that refuses to submit to God, but wants to indulge itself, no matter what the consequences (and they are often severe consequences). As brother Isaac Ambrose said centuries ago, “the flesh is a worse enemy than the devil himself.” The apostle Paul put it this way: “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out” (Romans 7:18 ESV). Sound familiar? We want to do right, but […]

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