Paul said, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:8). It is impossible for you to please God while you are still walking after the flesh, motivated by your carnal nature and fulfilling the lusts of your flesh. The word “flesh” is translated from the Greek word, sarx, which refers to man’s unregenerate carnal nature with its unbridled passions, desires, and lusts.
There are many believers today who are living in defeat because they are yielding to the lusts of their flesh. They are trying to keep one foot in the world and one foot in the church. Their hearts are divided. They want to serve God and enjoy His blessings, but they also want to enjoy worldly pleasures and satisfy the lusts of their flesh.
These erring believers are bound by habits, selfish and immoral desires, and impure thoughts. Instead of denying their flesh, they are yielding to it. Many have deceived themselves into believing they can continue to indulge in fulfilling the lusts of their flesh without reaping any consequences.
The truth is, as long as you are walking after the flesh you cannot please God. The Apostle Paul warned that if we sow to the flesh we will reap corruption, but if we walk according to the dictates of the Holy Spirit, we will reap eternal life. He warned:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption ; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6:7-8).
Do not be deceived. If you live your life according to the dictates of your carnal flesh, you will reap corruption.
-If you sow sexual immorality, you will reap heartache and the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual consequences of immorality.
-If you sow gossip, slander, backbiting, and strife, you will reap the same.
-If you sow hatred, anger, pride, jealousy, greed, and selfishness, this will be your harvest.
Think about it: Are you sowing to the flesh or to the Spirit? Remember that whatever you sow today, you will eventually reap.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.