Tuesday, April 22, 2014
S is for Spirit
Is the nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and charter; the soul. Or, those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation, or group or in the thought and attitudes of a particular period (thank you Google search). So basically it is considered something that is within us, whether it be our soul or the collective beliefs.
"because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death; but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace." Romans 8:2-6
Spirit within the Bible refers to what is within us, I like to think of it as God's breath that he first blew into Adam. This Spirit needs replenishment too. If you've ever noticed that when you start to feel a little down or depressed, if you've ever picked up scripture and started reading, you feel better? It's because you are replenishing the Spirit. This is why we are suppose to go to church, not to give money, and not for the hypocrisy. Within the Bible it states that the money is to be given to the less fortunate - not to embellish the church or associates; but that's another topic of discussion. Romans 8:2-6 discusses how God gave his only son to save us from sin, and how the Spirit of life is available to set us free.