There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 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.
Choose the way of the flesh and find that the alluring high inevitably leads to a life of enslavement to a brutal and harsh taskmaster. It is not an encouraging time to find yourself digging through dirty ashtrays, searching for a butt with just one more drag in it on the morning after. Just the trailer to eternity; forever spent in Hell, never able to forget that what could have been will never be.
Choose the way of the Spirit, and you are being led into a life led beside still waters. Life today becomes the trailer to eternity, forever spent in the presence of the LORD, God, the Almighty; always praising the LORD that what could have been never will be.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 109
Evening: Psalm 35
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