This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Today's Morsel: In the game of tug of war, the goal is to pull your opponent across the line. If you every notice in this game the closer your opponent pulls you closer to the line, the harder you have to pull to keep him from winning. So I conclude that the harder the enemy is pulling, the harder the world seems to be pulling you, the harder your flesh seems to be pulling, then the harder you have to pull the other way toward Jesus. Just as in the game of tug of war, you always put the bigger guy on the end of the rope to serve as your anchor. Paul said, "That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec" (Hebrews 6:18-20). Jesus is our anchor. He's on the end, so we don't have to worry about being pulled across the line and losing as long as we hold to His unchanging hand. His word and His promises are yea and in Him Amen (1 Corinthians 1:20). So the next time you feel the world and your flesh pulling you, ask yourself, "Am I walking in the flesh or the Spirit" If we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. We won't be pulled away from Jesus, we will be drawn closer to Him.
Sing: Hold to God unchanging hand, hold to God's unchanging hand, build your hopes on things eternal, hold to God's unchanging hand.