I am in Romans 8 this week for the Tuesday morning Bible study we do on Skype. One of the guys got married this weekend so we are taking a week longer on this chapter, some people will do anything to get out of Bible study.
I noticed that a theme I saw in Philippians started here in Romans, I commented on it a few days back. The reason this is important here is that chapter 8 is strong on our walk in the Holy Spirit and His role in our life. The theme is that in order to walk spiritually, that is in the Spirit, it takes intentional thought. The core of Paul’s argument on this is in 8:5 – 9. Note the repetition of “mind set”.
This is not emotive, not experiential, not extraordinary, not ecstatic, it is a rational choice. It is a continual focus on the spiritual.
So how do we do that?