For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. — Romans 8:13-14

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Sometimes it’s a battle. Sometimes it’s a war. Without the power of the Spirit, our willpower would eventually give out and our ending would be more distant from our Target than our beginning. But because of the Spirit’s power, our losses can be overcome and our progress to our Goal is assured. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

My Prayer…

Forgive me, Father, for the times when I’ve let my flesh win out over the call of your Spirit. Thank you for cleansing me with the Spirit’s holy fire and sanctifying me and drawing me onward to be more like my Savior. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to

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