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Impossible to please God.

Posted by appolus on March 18, 2020

Rom 8:8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 

In another Scripture, Heb 11:6 we are told…. But without faith it is impossible to please him. You see the connection? Walking in the flesh is the same as having no faith in the Lord. In Romans 8:5 we are told…. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. Now if we look at two words here it is instructive for us. First the word “mind.” This word means to set our affections on, the thing that captures our thoughts. So, if we mind the things of the flesh then our affections are set upon the things of the flesh and our thoughts are taken up with the flesh. Now, it is important to identify what the word flesh means here. The Greek word is sarx and means in this context “the symbol of what is external.”

So if you are walking in the flesh then you are taken up with the external things of this life and not the interior life, the life of the Spirit. Now the external things can mean a multitude of things. It can mean our outward circumstances, our careers, our position in life, our cars, our houses, our politics, our appearance and so on. If these are the things that occupy our minds then we cannot be walking in the Spirit and we cannot be pleasing to God. Rather, to be walking in the Spirit is to be seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. This pleases God and He is a rewarder of those who follow this path. His reward is His presence and in His presence there is fullness of joy. Peace and love and forgiveness, contentment and holiness is the landscape of the Kingdom. Wont you walk in the Spirit today? Put away the things of this world and mind the things of God and His Kingdom and possess what the Lord has delivered to you.

2 Responses to “Impossible to please God.”

  1. Robert Taylor said

    Brother Frank…….This is an excellent word for everyone today . Here is a good passage of scripture to add to what you have said here. “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are PLEASING in his sight.” 1John 3:22. This is the secret to consistently answered prayer. …….God bless you today brother

    • appolus said

      Amen and amen brother! Let not the man who fails to please God expect somehow that he can call down fire from heaven. A man must search his heart. It is not a work to please the Lord, it is a condition of the heart. Out of that abundance a man speaks and a man acts……………….bro Frank

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