Pride Feeds The Flesh While Humility Feeds The Soul

Pride Feeds The Flesh Podcast

The Flesh Can Dominate The Soul

There are two parts to us, the flesh and the soul. For most, the flesh is the dominate factor in our lives until we die. The flesh wants nothing to do with the soul, it wants nothing to do with God, it only wants what the world has to offer.

The flesh is corrupt and it will always be corrupt until it’s last breath. This is what the deadly sin of pride is, self, ego, I, me, and myself. Pride is the main one of the seven deadly sins.

The soul wants eternal life with God. It wants everything that God has to offer. It wants to be humble, it wants to do good, be loving towards others and it wants no glory. It wants to do God’s will which in turn will help bring not only glory to God, but help steer others towards God so that they may find true peace and happiness with God.

The flesh wants what the world has to offer, whether it is pleasure, materialism, self-indulgence, lust, vanity and so on. Pride also brings about negative traits and problems such as, hate, anger, resentments, jealousy, greed, gluttony, envy, fornication, addiction, debt and others. Pride will always be in the pursuit of happiness.

Humility is totally the opposite. Humility brings a person kindness, love, joy, true happiness, peace, goodness, self-control, trustfulness and freedom from the bondages of the world.

The world can only offer temporary happiness and this causes the flesh to be in constant search of happiness. This happiness that it seeks is always attached to something and that something captures us and holds us until the happiness wears off. Then we’re off again seeking happiness in something else.

There is a low side to pride and also a high side to pride and what lies in the middle is humility. The middle is the best place to be, it is also known as equanimity. It is the place of total peacefulness and freedom from the bondages of the world. When one reaches this place, they have no care about materialism, they are not concerned about what they are going to eat, they only want to keep things as simple as possible.

When one is humble, they do not seek honor, they pass the glory onto God and thank Him for giving them the opportunity to help their fellowman. When they do something good, they try to attract as little attention as possible. They are usually quiet and refrain from idle chit-chat and laughter, they do not place themselves above others, they are patient, respectful to authority and constantly watchful of trying not to do wrong.

The Difference Between Pride and Humility

There is a difference between walking in the flesh and walking in the spirit. When one is in the flesh, they don’t see spiritual things, they see worldly things. They think they are good because they can’t see or understand what they are doing wrong. The flesh deceives itself in such away that the things that it does seems normal to itself because it is a standard among the world.

The bodily senses play a major role in the corruption of the flesh. The senses are always looking to be pleased. Whether it comes from the taste of foods, or things that are pleasing to the eyes which can generate lust, the senses have their way of keeping man disconnected from God through the use of distractions.

When a person is walking in the spirit, they don’t care about things like the taste of food or spending a lot of time preparing food, listening to music (they find God in silence), they are not distracted by smells like food cooking or perfumes (they actually find perfume repulsive), jewelry, clothing, hairdos, makeup, materialism, paintings, things that make the body feel good and so on. They really don’t like wasting time with things that please the flesh. They will, most of the time put other’s needs first before their own.

The more you live by the flesh, the more you are anchored to this world and all its troubles. Find protection, freedom and peace in God and don’t let this world rule you.

Travel the road with Jesus Christ and learn to walk upright in the spirit instead of bent towards the world like the flesh. You will soon see just how invaluable the things of the world are and just how corrupt the flesh really is. The light of faith is like darkness to the flesh.

God Bless You

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3 Responses to “Pride Feeds The Flesh While Humility Feeds The Soul”

  1. Christian says:

    Very good post! This explains the difference between the flesh and the spirit better than probably anything else I’ve read. The flesh is not redeemable because of the fact that it will always be corrupt, only the soul can be redeemed. The flesh and spirit are at war with each other, hence the “battlefield of the mind.” That’s why we are to renew our mind daily and stay washed in the Word. It takes effort to walk in the spirit, but it’s very easy to walk in the flesh.

  2. margaret guevara says:

    living life not in any lies is living through the book of life the holy bible! we will never ever be perfect but for sure that we can reach excellence with the lord by living as real christians and not just reading the bible by applying what we read to our lives. following will of god and his path not ours trusting in his word and letting him transform us to who he wants us to be. his love endures forever and ever! love god others and self.

  3. francis says:

    “Love Not The World”

    ”For the WHOLE world(not just a portion) is under the control of the evil one”…….(I John 5:19)

    “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world will pass away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of The Only True GOD will abide for ever.”(IJohn2:15-17)

    “If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” (John15:19-20)

    “Where do wars and fighting among you come from? Do they not come of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is to be at enmity with The Only True GOD? Therefore whoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of The Only True GOD.” (James 4:1-4)

    “The world cannot hate you; but the world hates Me, because I testify that the works of this world are evil.” (John 7:7)” and “The Messiah gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of The Only True God, Our Father.”(Gal 1:4)

    The Messiah testified: “If the world hates you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”(John 5:18) Truly, Truly, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die it brings forth much fruit. He that loves his life in this world shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall have it unto life eternal.” (John 12:24-25)

    John testified: “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.” (I John 3:13) “ James testified, “Whoever would be a friend of this world is the enemy of GOD”(James4:4)

    The “earth and it’s life forms” are The Creation of The ONE and Only True GOD, Father of ALL! The “worldly” systems are the creation of, and under the dominion of “the god of this world”, he who is “the father of lies”, he who “has blinded the minds of those who believe not The Messiah”! All the nations of this world are under the dominion of, and serve, the “god of this world” for he provides the fuel that feeds mankind’s “imag”ination. And sadly, mankind’s “imag”ination is destroying Creation(air, water, land vegetation, creatures) and perverting that which is Spirit(Truth, Light, Life, Faith, Love, Peace,, All that is Truly Good) ;-(

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world and it’s systems of religion, for “the WHOLE world(not just a portion) is under the control of the evil one” indeed and Truth……

    Truth IS, a lie is not…….

    Abide in The Truth…….

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