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5 Mortify [nekroo] therefore [oun] your [humon] members [melos] which [ho] are upon [epi] the earth; [ge] fornication, [porneia] uncleanness, [akatharsia] inordinate affection, [pathos] evil [kakos] concupiscence, [epithumia] and [kai] covetousness, [pleonexia] which [hostis] is [esti] idolatry: [eidololatreia]KJV-Interlinear
5 Therefore consider the members
of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and
greed, which amounts to idolatry. NASB
The word for death here, is used as a metaphor, symbolical for separating your
fleshy desires from the power (your sin nature) which drives them.
You accomplish this
death, mentally by making decisions, by abstaining, by refusing to entertain
the temptations, by terminating your lusts or covetnesses for things that you
wish you could have for your own possession.
Instead of pondering
the things of this world, you need to ponder the instruction you receive from
the scriptures, ponder the repercussions of each respective approach for your
life, ponder what your future will really be like should you pursue one course
of action verses another.
Anything of this world
Anything of the
spiritual realm is good.
The same intent can
result in either good or evil depending on your motivator.For example, passion from the carnal
perspective will turn to evil, however passion from the spiritual perspective
(correct passion), is good.Helping a
little old lady across the street from the carnal perspective is evil (energy
of the flesh).Helping the same lady
across the street when in fellowship (energy of the spirit), is good.
When making any
decision, when reacting to any set of circumstances, then first consider your
objective and your actions, and your spiritual state, and how they line up with
Your overall objective
in life should be to maximize your spiritual life and minimize the carnal side
of your life.
The carnal side gets
you nothing, and actually causes you to lose phenomenal blessings.
The spiritual side of
life gets you your heart s desire from the perspective of good.
In the carnal life, you
may have dreams and hopes, and wishes, but you will never attain them.
In the spiritual life, the
scriptures will transform your dreams into greater and phenomenal things for which
God has made provision for you, and you will live them.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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