I am reminded this morning that, as long as I am in this fleshy body, I will always have potential of walking in vanity of mind... it’s a reminder of the previous versus in this chapter. If not for the grace of God, and the power of his spirit, and his relentless love for me I am nothing. Today, I am free in Christ to not walk according to the flesh but in the spirit!
The words that spoke to me most today is in verse 23...”to be made new in the spirit of your minds;( NIV - in the attitude of your mind). Our minds are powerful - needs transformed and renewed by him so we can live more victorious Christian life.
The MEV translates blindness of heart as stubbornness of heart. This coupled with the statement that the Gentiles have “given themselves over” to deceitful lusts informs me that spiritual blindness is a choice reinforced by stubbornness. I pray that my will is always willing to repent before the Lord so that I may not walk in the blindness and futility of the worlds ways. I want to live knowing the reality of God’s grace and power in me, not the pointlessness if empty worldly pursuits.