Wayne Weekly “Carnal Carnival”
Written by Wayne Taylor on March 16, 2018
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2Cor. 5:17
As Christians, we claim this promise and strive to “walk in the Spirit and not carry out the desires of the flesh.” The carnal is the flesh. Though we are new creatures in Christ, we are still a work in progress until we see Him “face to face”.
It’s easy to visit the Carnal Carnival. Tickets are readily available to every attraction. Thrill rides, chance games, all kind of indulgences to turn our everyday world into a “sin-sational” experience.
To the Christian, these tickets are readily available, depending on our spirit’s proximity to the ticket booth. We can either keep a safe distance away, or we can choose to take the well-worn earthly path to the dispensing window. What’s seems great, but equally deceptive, the tickets initially are free. No charge! But after the thrill, the vendor comes a runnin’ after us demanding a costly payment.
So how do we keep clear of the Carnal Carnival?
Stay clear of the bright lights and appealing music. Don’t listen to the game barker’s luring you to his amusement. Determine to walk on the other side of the street to avoid the entrance gates.
It’s a matter of choice, and God does provide “a way of escape”.
“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.” Romans 13:14
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16
…the Apostle Paul