Drop your shell

6 May

Drop your shell…

Romans 8:12 tells us not to live in the flesh. The Greek word for “flesh” in that Scripture is the word “sarx”. The word “sarx” is the first part of the English word “sarcophagus”. A sarcophagus was a decorated shell or coffin, often made out of stone, in which was encased the body of the deceased.

Often it was decorated or carved to look like the image of the deceased. That’s what the “sarx” or flesh is – it’s a shell. It’s not the real person. If you live in the flesh, the “sarx”, then it’s like living in a sarcophagus. You’re trapped in a shell of ego, of self, and of selfish desires. But God calls us out of the flesh and out of that sarcophagus.

To be able to do that you have to choose to live in the Spirit. Galations 5:16 teaches that if you live by the Spirit, you’ll be free from the flesh and you’ll have the power to break out of that lust, fear, depression, anger, bitterness, addiction, ego, and self. So, start living by the Spirit and start breaking out of that sarcophagus!

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:24

Break out of the sarcophagus of the old self and choose to live in the Spirit.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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