Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Living "In the Flesh" by Faith

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20
Being "in the flesh" is not a bad thing if we mean, as the Bible periodically does, the physical body, indeed, that's why God gave us bodies in the first place.

Our individual bodies are intended for Christ's use:
"[T]he body is ... for the Lord; and the Lord for the body." - 1st Corinthians 6:13b
When we give ourselves to Christ our physical bodies become part of his, like my arm is to me.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. - 1st Corinthians 12:27

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