There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:1-8
…choose you this day whom ye will serve…Joshua 24:15
So many choices. Christ or traditions? The Spirit or rituals? Honoring Christ or honoring men? Jerusalem above or Jerusalem below? Pleasing God or pleasing men? Serving Christ or serving self? Serving Christ or serving a Thing? Devotion to Christ or devotion to idols? Following Jesus or following men? Spirit or flesh? Spiritually minded or carnally minded? Love relationship or religious obligation? Serving the kingdom of God or the kingdoms of men? Kingdom work or Church work? Bondslave to Christ or bondslave to corporations? Loving Christ or loving the world? Loyalty to Christ or loyalty to anything or anyone else? Fearing God or fearing men? Abiding or transgressing? The Spirit or the flesh? Truth or lies? The narrow or the broad?