Two Ways to Live

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The Apostle Paul separates people into two distinct categories of people: those who live according to the flesh and those who live according to the Spirit.

Major points covered in the content include:

  • Paul identifies two types of people: those living per the flesh, a state exemplified by being led by one’s sinful self, and those living per the Spirit, an individual led by the Holy Spirit.
  • Those who live according to the flesh focus their thoughts and actions on worldly and selfish desires. On the contrary, those who live by the Spirit are inclined towards spiritual and noble pursuits.
  • Living according to the flesh leads to a life burdened by death, an adverse relationship with God, and a persistent failure to please God. However, pursuing a life led by the Spirit is synonymous with a life filled with peace, aptitude to please God, and life itself.
  • Uncertain individuals are strongly encouraged by the speaker to choose the life present in the Spirit, guaranteeing them forgiveness, peace, joy, rest.
  • Lastly, it is asserted that salvation is a divine gift achieved through faith and by grace from God. It is not a result of individual deeds or righteousness, and one can only pride themselves in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

There is a clear distinction between those living for the flesh and those living for the Spirit according to Paul. Living a fleshly life leads one to death, whereas living a spiritual life aspired by the holy spirit leads to genuine life, peace, and the competency to gratify God. Adopt the life offered through the Spirit in Christ Jesus.


Romans 8:1, Romans 8:5-8, Galatians 5, 2 Corinthians 13, Matthew 6, Romans 1:32

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