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Wednesday, August 22 Setting the mind on the spirit means . . . peace.​—Rom. 8:6.


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Wednesday, August 22

Setting the mind on the spirit means . . . peace.—Rom. 8:6.

 

One aspect of having inner peace is that we strive to be at peace with those in our family and those in the congregation. We have the good sense to realize that both we and our brothers and sisters are imperfect. Because of this, problems may occasionally arise, and if that happens, we have been taught to follow Jesus’ advice: “Make your peace with your brother.” (Matt. 5:24) This is made easier when we recall that the other brother or sister is also serving “the God who gives peace.” (Rom. 15:33;16:20) And there is another peace that is of incalculable value. By our “setting the mind on the spirit,” we enjoy peace with our Maker. Isaiah recorded words that applied in his day but have an even greater fulfillment now: “You [Jehovah] will safeguard those who fully lean on you; you will give them continuous peace, because it is in you that they trust.”—Isa. 26:3; Rom. 5:1. w16.12 2:5, 18, 19

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Setting the “mind on the flesh” means being controlled and motivated by the desires of our flesh. We don't want to fall victim to Satan's old tricks by living our life based on fleshly things. This will only lead to death.

 

We set our minds on the spirit by focusing on spiritual things. Our minds are in harmony with God's thoughts. This allows us to have peace with Jehovah, ourselves, and our brothers and sisters and put us in line for the prospect of everlasting life.

 

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