“But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ” (1 Cor. 3:1).
Being canal (of the flesh) presents two major problems for any Christian. First, carnal thinking can prevent us from receiving relevant advanced spiritual input. Secondly, walking in the flesh turns an otherwise mature disciple into a spiritual baby! In this context, being carnal has to do with divisions, jealousy and strife in the church (1 Cor. 3:3-4). Beloved, let us examine ourselves today. Are we also not guilty of aligning ourselves with certain “camps” or cliques in the church? Aren’t we also fighting over petty matters? Aren’t we also being green with envy over others’ promotion, gifting or success? Being carnal is not about committing “major sins”. It’s about the above. That’s not your portion any longer in Jesus’ name!