The Concordance of my King James Bible lists the following scriptures pertaining to flesh:
Genesis 2:3, Job 19:26, Isaiah 40:6, Joel 2:28, Matthew 16:17, 26:41, Luke 5:6, John 1;14, 3:6, 6:53, Romans 8:1, 1 Corinthians 1:26, 2 Corinthians 5:16, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 6:12, and 1 Peter 1:24
Colossians 2:18 and 1 Peter 2:11
Living in our flesh means that we search out things of this world to fill a longing and void within our hearts. Feeling like something is missing. Trying to feel complete and wanted. The need to feel important. People try to medicate their frustrations many different ways. Putting others down to feel superior. Turning to drugs or alcohol to escape. Looking for a mate to feel less lonely.
God knew walking in our flesh, trying to liven in our own strength, would be an issue for us. The void we have, the longing, is our heart and spirit longing for our Father’s presence.
Romans 8:1-4 (KJV)
1- There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2- For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3- For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4- That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
There is great peace and strength in the presence of God. In Him, there is everything we need. He is our Father, our friend, our company, our peace, our joy, our healer, our provider, our contentment. Searching for all these things outside of God, only brings confusion, loneliness and despair. We are all faced with hard situations. We all get caught up in our flesh with frustration and worry. There is a choice, though. Do you stay in a place of darkness and chaos, or do you choose to lay it all at Jesus’ feet?
This week I challenge you to lay your troubles down at the foot of the cross and feel the amazing peace and strength God has waiting for you.
Have a Blessed week in Christ!