[This post is part of a series covering eight little known theological truths about the Christian’s body]
Knowing where the battle truly lies makes all the difference. In the last post we discovered that the Christian battle is not new soul vs. old body, but new nature vs. old nature.
In this post we will look at how that understanding shapes our approach to killing lust in our hearts. Colossians 3:1-17 is possibly the best summary of the battle. I highly encourage you to read it sometime this week through this new lens of sin nature vs. Spiritual nature.
Understanding the battle this way shows you that it is a holistic inner conflict where your body and soul together are torn between submitting to your old sin nature or your new Spiritual nature.
Your sin nature has been dethroned. But it is very manipulative and can often convince you to still obey it.
Here is how Colossians 3:1-17 breaks down the battle: