WALKING ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT Ray E Horton
There are some key scriptures we need to look to for overcoming in this life.
Grace through faith, not works, is not only for salvation but daily living as well. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
In Christ We Can Do All Things
Overcoming ungodly weaknesses and old ways is His work in us as we follow the spirit rather than the flesh
As Paul wrote to the Galatians, “Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3).
We must remember that overcoming ungodly weaknesses and old ways is His work in us as we follow the spirit rather than the flesh. We “do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). Our flesh by itself can’t overcome anything. But, in Christ we can do all things (Philippians 4:13).
How do we walk according to the spirit? Paul tells us in Romans 8:5, “…those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” He elaborates in Philippians 4. It’s by prayer and thanksgiving, bringing God’s peace to guard our hearts (vs. 6-7). And we take our thoughts captive (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Also, as Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”