Pray that the saints would overcome the flesh by God’s grace and would thoroughly put the flesh to death by the Spirit (Gen. 6:3a, 8 and note 82; Exo. 17:8, 13 and notes 81 and 82; 1 Sam. 15:2-3a, 9 and note 91; Gal. 5:24; Hymns, #412, ss. 1 and 5).

Gen. 6:3a, 8—And Jehovah said, My Spirit will not strive with man forever, for he indeed is flesh…But Noah found favor in the sight of Jehovah.

Exo. 17:8, 13—Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim…And Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

1 Sam. 15:2-3a, 9—Thus says Jehovah of hosts, I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they set themselves against them in the way as they came up out of Egypt. Go now and strike the Amalekites; and utterly destroy all that they have…But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fatlings, and the lambs and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; but everything that was despised and worthless, this they utterly destroyed.

Gal. 5:24—But they who are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and its lusts.

For further reading please refer to Life-study of Genesis, msg. 28, pp. 379-381.

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