My Musings – No matter how “good” we were before we accepted Christ, there were certain things about that life that we need to leave behind. A walk that we used to walk that we must rid ourselves of. To do that we must set our mind on things “above,” on what the Spirit desires, not on what our sin nature desired in our past. If we do not allow the Spirit to control our minds we will not be able to live an abundant Christian life, and our lives will lack peace.
It is interesting to note that the sin nature spills over into shameful outward acts, while the “Son” nature overflows with admirable inner qualities. The former is characterized by the things we do, the latter is characterized by who we are. The former may satisfy for a season, but the latter will last into the next life.
My Advice – The victorious Christian life is not about balancing the sin nature against the Son nature. It is not enough that the scales tip more on the side of the Son. We cannot continue to serve our sinful nature and expect to bear abundant fruit. We cannot serve two masters. Let’s make sure we are clinging to the Son by allowing the Spirit to control our minds and our hearts.