Read: Romans 7:14-15
I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind (Romans 7:22-23).
Do I Have Evidences Of Carnality?
The Bible clearly teaches the doctrine of the fall of man and the universality of the carnal mind. The great need of every unsanctified Christian is that he shall recognize the presence and nature of inherited sin in himself and find deliverance from it. But how does one become aware of indwelling sin?
The specific ways in which carnality manifests itself may vary from one person to another, but always it shows up in an attitude that is un-Christlike. In one it is anger and in another pride. Sometimes carnality is revealed in a dwarfed Christian life in which one has failed to grow in grace. Some have been convicted by their lack of Christian concern and others by frequent defeats under temptation. Often the telltale evidence is jealousy, doubt, or unyielded ambition.
The carnal mind is Satan’s open door to the unsanctified soul, and Satan is shrewd enough to attack us at our weakest point.
The need is there, and if we keep our hearts open God will reveal it to us. In a little booklet Instructions to Christian Converts, Dr. Dougan Clark writes, “Every sincere Christian must have this need and, if you do not draw back from it, the Holy Spirit will lead you and guide you into the grace of sanctification as a second definite work.”
Prayer For Today
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead in the way everlasting (Psalms 139:23-24).