Do you want to live or die?

Romans Bible Background

08.07.2016 – New Testament: Rom 8.12–13

To read the Bible in a year, read Romans 8.1–18 on August 7, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

If you have taken on the name Christian, the Spirit of God dwells in you. That means you are indebted to Him to live as He directs,

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live (Romans 8.12–13). 

Live by the flesh and die. Live by the Spirit and live. Which do you choose?

Questions:

  • What does Paul mean by “live” in this passage?
  • What does Paul mean by “death” in this passage?

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