Spiritual or Carnal?
I pray that our heart's desire is to be more pleasing to the Lord and that we listen to His corrections and instructions. When we do not like the instructions that we hear, the foolishness of our nature is the cause of that dislike.
When we hear things that would correct the wrong in our lives and rebellion rises up within us, we need to crucify our rebellious spirits. May the Lord help us to desire to be spiritual men.
I am concerned about allowing carnality to become normal. I am concerned about the promotion of carnality on social media.
"I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
"I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
"For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
"For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; and ye are not carnal?"— I Cor. 3:1-4.
Each of us who has received Jesus Christ as his Saviour was saved as a sinner. Sometimes we misunderstand what salvation is. The Bible says "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Rom. 5:12).
Sometimes folks think that salvation is necessary for a good man who has gone bad, because salvation makes him good again. That is not what salvation is. We are not sinners because we sinned. We sin because we are sinners.
Sin is our nature, Salvation has made us acceptable in the sight of God and we are children of God. We are saved by the grace of God. However, we are sinners saved by grace.
Paul did not say he used to be chief of sinners. He said, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief" (I Tim 1:15).