To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, but those (who live) according to the Spirit, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, "flesh" and "Spirit." Mind the things of the flesh; they think of, care for, strive to obtain, those things which belong to the ‘flesh,’ which includes all that gratifies the depraved heart; ‘not merely sensual things, but all things which do not belong to the category of the things of the Spirit’ (Hodge). John Trapp Complete Commentary. Things of the flesh—The gratification of purely earthly and selfish ends. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Further clarification on how to happily live with those one might differ with are provided. For the who are according to the flesh. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". N.T. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". To "be according to the flesh" ( Romans 8:5) means to allow the human nature to dominate one"s life. The body is earthy and destined soon to go back to it. We get just what we live for. For they that are after the flesh - They that are under the influence of the corrupt and sinful desires of the flesh; Galatians 5:19-21. On the verse before us Mr. Adam of Wintringham remarks, ‘For they that are after the flesh, that is, according to the common interpretation, not led and governed by the Spirit in practice, “still under the direction of the flesh and its sinful appetites,” says Mr. The things of the flesh, are the objects on which their hearts are set, and to which their lives are devoted. Book: Volume 1 (PDF Also Available Upon Purchase) $ 18.95: Romans Commentary quantity. Romans 14:12. by Grant | May 19, 2014 | Romans | 0 comments. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God, they, etc. "— Romans 8:5. Comp. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. They mind them; that is, they relish and savour them, they lay out their thoughts about them, and let out their endeavours after them. 1974. Moreover, God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit (verse 5). This distinction is difficult to grasp because both terms have more than one meaning. But it is no less true, that all who believe in Christ are delivered also from the dominion of sin, and are enabled to walk in the paths of righteousness and holiness: and it is only by men’s attainment of this latter state that their attainment of the former can be ascertained. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". For they that are after the flesh — that is, under the influence of the fleshly principle. For starters, such things as are found in Galatians 5:22-23 and 2 Peter 1:5-11. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:26-28. Romans 12. Romans 14:8, ESV: "For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord.So then, … That these two different sorts of men have two different objects, which they savour and relish; namely, the things of the flesh, and the things of the Spirit. New York, USA. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". Romans 8:12-14. It is not fear of punishment which makes us live as the Spirit tells us, but LOVE (1 John 4:18). BibliographySimeon, Charles. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Romans 8:5: Amos 4:1-3 John 21:4-12 Romans 8:5-6 James 1:6-8 Romans 8:4 : Romans 8:6 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. WORDsearch CROSS e-book. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. Books: Two Volume Set 8.5×11 (PDF Also Available Upon Purchase) $ 30.00: Romans Commentary quantity. Click on the image below for the link to Romans 8 commentary. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". The gratification of purely earthly and selfish ends. William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Those who prefer the second view tend to describe man as having two natures, an old sinful one and a new one that would be the same as this regenerated human spirit (cf. Romans 5:18-19 Commentary. We are bought with a price. It expresses any form of mental activity, any exercise of the intellect, will, or affections. This would cancel the promise. To ". "Spirit" seems from the context to refer to the Holy Spirit rather than to the regenerated spirit of man. The former is earthly minded, and lives for this world; the latter is spiritually minded, and lives for the world to come. As to man, not a tear has been shed, not a groan has been uttered, not a pang has been felt, in body or mind, that has not come from sin. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to theRomans 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-8.html. (Estius) --- If Christ, or the spirit of Christ, which he also (ver. 1840-57. It can guide us, teach us, and tell us about God’s character. "the things of the flesh"-such things as listed in Galatians 5:19-21 and Matthew 6:32. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". Romans 5:20-21 Commentary. Romans 6:4-5 Commentary. 6 For to be [] carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. At first, indeed, Paul does not define the distinction so very precisely; but yet we shall see as we proceed, that his object is to afford good hope to the faithful, though they are bound to their flesh; only let them not give loose reins to its lusts, but give themselves up to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Updated: Fri, 04/10/2020 - 15:27 By admin. Romans 8:12-13: Kill Your Sin! (244) Now, in the second clause he encourages the faithful to entertain good hope, provided they find that they are raised up by the Spirit to the meditation of righteousness: for wherever the Spirit reigns, it is an evidence of the saving grace of God; as the grace of God does not exist where the Spirit being extinguished the reign of the flesh prevails. Things of the flesh—The gratification of purely earthly and selfish ends. ... v. 14endash 16.1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/romans-8.html. Look at this mark as a touchstone of divine life; for to be spiritually-minded a man must be spiritual, and to be spiritual he must have received the Spirit and been made a partaker of that "kingdom of God which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit" ( Romans 14:17). Romans 8:5. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/shh/romans-8.html. 1863-1878. Nobody can obey the law perfectly. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. They are either in the flesh or in the Spirit; in a state of nature or in a state of grace. BibliographyPhilpot, Joseph Charles. What are some ways God tells you how much you matter to him? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:1-11. Paul disagrees. A difference of properties belonging to these persons; the one minds the things of the flesh, the other the things of the Spirit. This mindset is life and peace (8:6). "Commentary on Romans 8:5". BibliographyTrapp, John. *Faith would no longer have any value. Apostle Paul - and to us ( II Cor. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Romans 5. Colossians. 2:2 -9 ). 12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible, "For those who are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but those who are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. Commentary on Romans 13:8-14 View Bible Text . Verse 15 The result of law is punishment, because people do not obey the law. Romans 8:18-21. and there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of thee.”]. Romans 15. do mind — give their attention to (Philemon 3:19). Jesus Christ is the source of every blessing, and they who are in Him are not only justified, and consequently freed from condemnation, but also walk in newness of life. We cannot be flesh man and spirit man both. These are those who commit the unpardonable sin. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. He will conform to religion so far as his temporal interests will admit of it: but where the two come seriously in competition with each other, the world will have a decided preponderance in its favour. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh: The law can do many things. BibliographyHodge, Charles. Read Introduction to Romans . Those who are unrenewed. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Romans 8:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 8:14, NIV: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God." BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. The "Spirit" seems from the context to refer to the Holy Spirit rather than to the regenerated spirit of man. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. 5.For they who are after the flesh, etc. 1871-8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/romans-8.html. For (explanation of the last) those who live according to the flesh ( ὄντες not quite = περιπατοῦντες, but nearly:—the latter is the evidence of the former, and a consequence of it: οἱ κατὰ σάρκα ὄντες = οἱ σάρκινοι) mind (‘think of,’ ‘care for, and strive after,’ see reff.) 1909-1922. By saying thatcarnal men care for, or think upon, the things of the flesh, he shows that he did not count those as carnal who aspire after celestial righteousness, but those who wholly devote themselves to the world. Do mind (προνουσιν — phronousin). Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, … Romans 8:15 NIV The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/romans-8.html. For they that are after ('according to') the flesh - under the dominating influence of the fleshly principle, Do mind [ fronousin (G5426)] the things of the flesh - i:e., give their engrossing attention to them: cf. ‘If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. The object of their thinking and striving is fleshly. Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 8 and more! 6 For to set u the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Have you never found in reading the Scriptures a sweet peace distill over your soul, as the glorious promises came forth one after another as the stars in the evening sky, each one brighter and clearer, and you felt a blessed persuasion of your interest in them? Life in the Spirit - For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD—CHILDREN OF GOD. Romans 6:15-17 Commentary. 5. But they that are after the Spirit - They who are regenerated, who are born of the Spirit, being redeemed from the influence and law of the carnal mind; these relish the things of the Spirit - they are spiritually minded, and pass through things temporal, so as not to lose the things which are eternal. As a rule whereby to regulate your conduct—, [It is clear, from this passage, what ought to be the constant habit of our lives. In favor of the former view, the chapter began with a clear reference to the Holy Spirit ( Romans 8:2). If, then, a man walks according to the flesh, seeking acceptance with God by his own works, moral or ceremonial, however earnest or sincere he may be in his endeavors, he will remain under the prevalence and dominion of sinful appetites. Ex. Go to. To "walk according to the flesh" ( Romans 8:4) means to carry out in conduct what the human nature desires. The Greek from which this verse comes, according to Wuest, may be translated literally thus: Wuest also noted that the word "mind" carries with it the thought of "deliberately setting the mind upon a certain thing." Romans 14:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 14:8, NIV: "If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord.So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." BibliographyAlford, Henry. on StudyLight.org "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Compare Colossians 3:1-2, ‘if you then be risen with Christ (Romans 6:1-11), seek those things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God, set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth --’. Mind the things of the Spirit — Think of, relish, love things invisible, eternal; the things which the Spirit hath revealed, which he works in us, moves us to, and promises to give us. Compare Colossians 3:2. Those who walk after the flesh have their minds set on the things of the flesh. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Romans 8:1 tells us we are free from the guilt of sin. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". It expresses any form of mental activity, any exercise of the intellect, will, or affections. Here Paul began to elaborate the difference between "flesh" and "Spirit." Verse 12 appeals to the necessity of judging ourselves now in the light of the fact that God will review our case at the judgment seat. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/romans-8.html. That the two characters may the more clearly appear, I will set them before you, The carnal man will follow carnal things—, [There is in man, by nature, a carnal principle only. God sent Jesus to break the relentless hold of sin and death over human beings, “in order that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled (pleroo) in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:4; see 13:8b). Observe, (1.) Our family was on vacation during the fuel crisis a number of years ago when we ran short of fuel in a remote western part of the United States. Each will follow the predominant principle by which he is actuated: “They that are after the flesh, will mind the things of the flesh; and they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". "The flesh" is to be taken here, as in Galatians 5:19-21, and often elsewhere, in a wide sense. BibliographyGill, John. Romans 3. Even in the things which have respect to religion, a carnal man will still feel no higher principle than self: self-seeking, self-pleasing, self-righteousness, and self-dependence, will be found at the root of all that he does in waiting upon God. 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. Romans 8:15-17. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". "Commentary on Romans 8:5". ", "kingdom of God which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. The for, therefore, connects this verse, not with the main idea, but with the last clause of the pleading. (Romans 8:9) "Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Read Romans 8 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Romans 6:12-14 Commentary. For those who are in Christ and living by the Spirit, Paul can now say that, “You shall not covet,” with the other community-oriented commands listed, is constitutive of … Jesus agreed. οἱ γὰρ κατὰ σάρκα ὄντες. Romans 8:31-32. This he bases on the opposite φρονεῖν of the subjects, according to their opposite moral quality, so that the emphasis lies, not upon ὄντες and φρονοῦσιν (Hofmann, “as the being of the Ego is, so is also its mental tendency”), but, as shown by the antithesis οἱ δὲ κ. τ. λ., simply on κατὰ σάρκα and κ. πνεῦμα. Hence, too, he chooses as his associates those who are like-minded with himself, and who can participate with him in his enjoyments. Romans 4. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1955), p. 130. R Ruin (Romans 1:17 – 3:20) – The utter sinfulness of humanity O Offer (Romans 3:21-31) – … Romans 6:18-20 Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-8.html. 2013. "— Romans 8:5. "Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews". BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Romans 6:8-10 Commentary. Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 8:5". 5 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. IT is a certain and blessed truth, that all who believe in Christ are delivered from the condemnation due to their sins. How can n we who died to sin still live in it? BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Romans 8:5. οἱ γὰρ, for they that) From this passage and onward Paul primarily describes the condition of believers; and secondarily, for the purpose of illustrating it, what is contrary to that state.— ὀντες, who are) This refers to a state, or condition.— φρονοῦσι [mind] have a feeling for) A feeling which flows from the condition. The latter. But they that are after the Spirit; i.e. In such a definition appears the true reason why the flesh is called "sinful." All that are Christ’s are taken into the relation of Children to God, v. 14. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. He is born again! Forthey that are after the, flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. do mind the things of the flesh: not merely things corporeal, belonging to the welfare of the body; or things natural for the improvement of the mind; or things civil, as riches, &c. which may be minded and sought after in a lawful way; but things sinful, the lusts, works, and sins of the flesh: which they may be said to "mind", since they judge them to be good; the bent and application of their minds are to them; their affections are set upon them; they are solicitously careful to provide for them, and savour and relish them: nor is it to be wondered at, since these are natural to them; they are opposite to God and so agreeable to them; they have no mind, thought, affection, or relish, for anything else; and it is entirely owing to mighty grace, that any mind the things of the Spirit: but they that are after the Spirit; not such who follow the dictates of their own spirits; or are outwardly reformed; nor all that have spiritual gifts; or profess themselves to have the grace and Spirit of God; but such who are born again, are renewed in the spirit of their minds, in whom grace is the governing principle: the work of the Spirit is begun in them, though not perfected: the Spirit himself dwells in them, and they walk after him; their minds and conversations are spiritual, though there may be a great deal of carnality in their hearts, thoughts, words, and actions, which is matter of grief unto them: these mind. Do mind the things of the flesh.—Their whole mental and moral activity is set upon nothing else but the gratification of these cravings of sense. But, in reference to earthly things, he is alive: his hopes and fears, his joys and sorrows, are called forth, according as he succeeds or fails in the objects of his pursuit. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. Those who live without Christ are described in Galatians 5:19-21. Romans 8:5-14 New International Version (NIV) 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. (Romans 8:5 NIV) There is the difference. Romans 8:5-14 - ESV. οἱ κατὰ ς. ὄντες] A wider conception (they who are according to the flesh) than οἱ κ. ς. περιπ. Philippians 3:19, οἱ τὰ ἐπίγεια φρονοῦντες. The second part of the book is Service. Hence the carnal and the spiritual man may be clearly distinguished from each other. Add to cart. As the Spirit tells them to. 1905. For they that are after the flesh. Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible. “The verb,” says [Turrettin ], “means not only to think of, to understand, to attend to a thing; but also to mind it,to value it, and to take great delight in it. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. Romans 8:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 8:14, NIV: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God." (12:1—15:13) B. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:14-17 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 8:14-17. whose thinking and striving are directed to the interests of the flesh (the article τῆς. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. the things of the flesh, etc. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Romans 16. They that are after the Spirit; they in whom the Holy Spirit habitually dwells, making them spiritual in their character. Romans 6:6-7 Commentary. It had a vast army. Romans 8:33-35. LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD—CHILDREN OF GOD. Sin has been, and is, the guilty cause of all the suffering that exists in the creation of God. In 5:12-21, Paul contrasted Adam and Christ. By flesh is meant the corruption of nature; and they may be said to be "after" it, not all that have flesh in them, for the best of saints have it in them; regenerating grace does not remove it from them; there is a difference between being in and after the flesh, and flesh being in us; but such who are as they were born, who have nothing but flesh, or corrupt nature in them, … p. 72. Bible Commentary Resources for Romans 8. ... 14 For as many as are a led by the b Spirit of God, they are the c sons of God. Application to Doubtful Things (14:1—15:13) It is not difficult to run across two extreme positions in Christianity. b. BibliographyCalvin, John. Those who live without Christ are described in Galatians 5:19-21. The spiritual man is in pursuit of heaven, as begun on earth, and perfected in glory: and, like a man in a race, or in a conflict, he engages with all his might, if by any means he may obtain the prize of his high calling. The good opinion of men will limit his exertions for God; and the attainment of some earthly object be prosecuted in preference to the best interests of his soul. Have you never found in reading the Scriptures a sweet peace distill over your soul, as the glorious promises came forth one after another as the stars in the evening sky, each one brighter and clearer, and you felt a blessed persuasion of your interest in them? In one word, they mind the things of the flesh, they love the world, and all that is in the world. m Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? He introduces this difference between the flesh and the Spirit, not only to confirm, by an argument derived from what is of an opposite character, what he has before mentioned, — that the grace of Christ belongs to none but to those who, having been regenerated by the Spirit, strive after purity; but also to relieve the faithful with a seasonable consolation, lest being conscious of many infirmities, they should despair: for as he had exempted none from the curse, but those who lead a spiritual life, he might seem to cut off from all mortals the hope of salvation; for who in this world can be found adorned with so much angelic purity so as to be wholly freed from the flesh? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-8.html. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". Philippians 3:19, οἱ τὰ ἐπίγεια φρονοῦντες. Romans 8:5. THE CARNAL AND THE SPIRITUAL MAN COMPARED. The idea evidently is, that the objects of attention, desire, and pursuit, to the carnal, are corrupt and worldly; while to the spiritual, they are the things which the Spirit proposes and approves. To direct the mind to something, and so to seek or strive for (Matthew 16:23, note; Philemon 3:19; Colossians 3:2). Romans 8:13. If Romans 5:12 teaches that men are subject to death on account of the sin of Adam, if this is the doctrine of the whole passage, and if, as is admitted, Romans 5:13, Romans 5:14 are designed to prove the assertion of Romans 5:12, then is it necessary that the apostle should show that death comes on those who have no personal or actual sins to answer for. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Satan reverses the order, putting the body first, then the mind, and the immortal spirit is neglected altogether. 5. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". All other rights reserved. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Read Introduction to Romans . The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." (Mark 7:20-23) James pointed out that one sins, gives into temptation, when they allow themselves to be "carried away" (something that happens in the heart) by their own lusts. The verb primarily means to have understanding; then to feel or think (1 Corinthians 13:11); to have an opinion (Romans 12:3). One ends up committing sin for the very reason that their "heart/mind" is not in the right place. That all men discover the true temper of their minds, and the complexion and disposition of their souls, by the respect which they give to either of these objects, by minding the things of the flesh, and the things of the Spirit; that is, by minding them willingly and cheerfully, resolvedly and constantly. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 5 For r those who live according to the flesh set their minds on s the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on t the things of the Spirit. So if the promise depended on the law, God could not carry out his promises. They do not thus walk, for to do so is death. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:14-17 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 8:14-17. That is, who live according to the false, vain, and deceitful maxims and customs of carnal men, which he also calls the prudence of the flesh: and this prudence he calls death, as leading men to eternal death. [d] 5 For those who live according t… They have no mind naturally to these things; nor is the bias of their minds altered by themselves, nor could it; this is wholly the work of the Spirit of God; and these things are minded only because, and as they are agreeable to the spiritual part, the inward man. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. the things belonging to the flesh (its objects of desire): but those (who live) according to the Spirit (= οἱ πνευματικοί, see above), (mind) the things belonging to the Spirit (the higher aims and objects of desire of the spiritual life). Romans 8. Justification is limited to the holy, for to live after the flesh is death. Galatians 5:16-17). They mind ( φρονοῦσιν,) therefore, means, they make the object of attention, desire, and pursuit. to which does our taste lead us? First Reading. To these they attend, and on these their affections are fixed. After the flesh; fleshly in their character. they savour, affect, and take delight in them. It was therefore necessary to define what it is tobe in the flesh, and to walk after the flesh. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those … « Romans 5:7. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. The necessity of spirituality, therefore lies in the very nature of things. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". Romans 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-8.html. To spiritual objects by his total want of a better principle Upon earth that i desire comparison. Flesh man and Spirit. 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