The weakness of the flesh

[The Glory Unveiled]

I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. ( Romans 6:19 )

Nothing “dilutes” the truth of God’s word like our human limitations. Could the apostle have been talking about something deeper and wider than slaves and slave masters? Certainly yes. But in order to get it to the people of Rome, he had to tone it down for them. The people could not have received what he was saying if he had said it as the revelation was given to him. Dwelling in the realm of the flesh limits the reception of our spirits and disrupts the flow of the spirit among us. The realm of the flesh is not our dwelling place. Anyone who dwells there does so to their own disadvantage because they would benefit less than they would if they switch to the realm of God. No one can receive from the Spirit of God, except by the Spirit of God. In the same vein when spiritual truth is communicated, one must be in that realm to have the ability to decode what is conveyed. The apostle Paul says we should offer ourselves to righteousness in such a way that we have no rights of our own but the rights of righteousness which leads to holiness. Becoming the slave of someone means ceasing to live for oneself. At the point anyone becomes a slave, that moment forward, they cease to have their own agenda and goals but the goals of their master and to please that master whoever they may be. Jesus would say His food is to do the will (righteousness) of His father and He did all His life because He had the spirit of God in Him. We can only become slaves of righteousness by the Spirit of God.

Prayer_Bead: Sovereign Lord, Owner and master of my life, thank you for the grace to open up to your ways and your will. I enroll in the school of righteousness by your Holy Spirit.

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