4. THE LAW OF THE MIND.
In Romans 7:23 we see another law mentioned: the 'LAW OF THE MIND'.
Our minds play a very important role in our daily lives.
The Bible tells as that as a man thinketh - so is he.
In essence the 'LAW OF THE MIND' gives us the ability to choose between the 'LAW OF SIN AND DEATH' and the 'LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS'.
In Romans chapter 8, Paul describes two classes of people.
Those who live according to their sinful natures and those who live according to the Spirit.
Which class you belong to depends on what you decide in your mind and who you will submit to as a result.
Romans 7:23 (Amplified version) 'But I discern in my bodily members a different law at war against the LAW OF MY MIND (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of SIN which dwells in my bodily members.'
We have this ability to reason.
It is a God-given gift, but reason itself will draw us away from God.
It is for this reason that we have to be aware of this law of the mind.
If we rely purely on reason, it will take us down the wrong road.
Our minds need to be brought under the control of our spirits and the Holy Spirit, so that it will not lead us astray.
Our minds need to set, programmed and renewed according to the Holy Spirit and not our own natures.
You see we can choose unforgiveness, grudges, anger, offence, hatred, pride and selfishness and reap the results of the relevant law, OR
We can choose to forgive, release, be tenderhearted, love, humility and kindness and reap the results of that relevant law.
Romans 8:6-7 (Amplified version) 'Now the MIND of the FLESH [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is DEATH. (Death that comprises of all the miseries arising from sin, both now and hereafter) BUT the MIND OF THE Holy Spirit [the mind controlled by the Spirit] is LIFE and soul peace both now and forever.'
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