Giving into it
Made it stronger
Giving it attention
Made it hold on longer
Always seeking it’s own satisfaction
While pretending to be my friend
Yet every road it chose for me
Led to pain and destruction in the end
Now seeing, I’ve turned away
From sin’s wicked ways and selfishness
I’ll follow Your Spirit to overcome
This battle with my own flesh.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.