For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.
Just this morning, I thought to myself, "I wish I was rich." The more I thought about it, the more I thought that, though it would be nice to live even more comfortably and have more nice things and be able to give away more than I do, my mind being set on such things could be part of my human resistance to intimacy with God. Let us be reminded, first and foremost, to set our minds on the things of the Spirit. From that will come blessings more valuable than anything our flesh could long for.