I woke up from my nap yesterday afternoon and looked out the window to see that we were over the Danube bend. In no time I looked and saw this pretty remarkable view of the jewel on the Danube, Budapest.
Prior to my nap I had been meditating on these words from Paul. I think they’re kind of a bird’s eye view of temptation, sin and what to do about it. Take a moment and slowly read this portion from Romans.
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:5-6 ESV) http://bible.com/59/rom.8.5-6.esv
Think about these words: “set their minds.”
I immediately think of the Christian disciplines, foremost of which is Bible reading, Bible meditation (think memorizing) and prayer.
McCheyne (the pastor) said that he wished not see the face of a person before he’d seen the face of God each day.
Set you mind on God, this is your only strength against sin. You have not the power alone. No matter what well meaning folks may tell you. Lewis: “Aim at Heaven…”
Set your mind on the Spirit.