The Flesh

A fresh and confronting approach of 1 Cor. 13 by Glenn H. Jackson.

The “flesh”[old nature] is impatient,
the “flesh” is unkind, and is always jealous [covetous];
the “flesh” brags and is arrogant;
the “flesh” acts unbecomingly;
it always seeks its own,
it is always provoked by what it “deems” to be a word or act contrary to its well-being,
it always takes into account a wrong suffered;
the “flesh” consciously or unconsciously always rejoices in “unrighteousness”, but never rejoices with the “revealed” truth;
the flesh bears nothing for it seeks only that which ultimately concerns itself;
the “flesh” believes nothing but that which it can perceive through the five physical senses;
it is capable of believing only that it [in itself] is omnipotent – and, thus,
it seeks to exalt “self” in its every word and deed;
the “flesh” rejects the Wisdom of God and “ever” considers it a threat to its own “exalted” position;
the “flesh” hopes with a “natural” hope – and, thus, never has any true [real] assurance of that which it hopes for; the “flesh” endures nothing for it is fearful and weak at heart.
The flesh “always” fails [falls short of the goal]!”

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life”….. John 6:63 NASB

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