Romans 8:5
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.

All Christians fall into one of two kinds of lifestyle. The first group comprises those whose minds are set on the flesh. Their focus is carnal. Such believers habitually follow their sinful nature. As a result, their outlook is shaped by what their flesh wants. The inevitable outcome is death (Rom 8:6a).

The second group comprises those who habitually follow the Spirit. Their minds are set on the interests of the Holy Spirit. Their focus is spiritual. Thus, their outlook is shaped by what the Spirit wants them to do. The inevitable outcome is life and peace (Rom 8:6b).

Beloved, our text today provides an awesome key to victorious Christian living. It’s our focus that determines our victory or lack of it. If you’re battling a lot with sinful thoughts, check your focus. If fear, worry and confusion trouble your soul continually, check your focus.

Choose to pursue the wisdom of God. Choose to know more about the kingdom of light than that of darkness. Choose godly friends over the wicked. Build a repertoire of Christian music rather than worldly stuff. Read, study, meditate upon and memorise the Scriptures. Pursue the kingdom of God as your top priority. Set your mind on God.

Pastor Josh