Spirit-Led or Flesh-Led Mind

“O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death—I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So with the mind I serve the law of God but with the flesh the law of sin.”–Romans 7:24-25 (KJV)
The mind is our intellect and can be geared toward the divine or the human side in our thoughts, feelings, and will. Therefore, Paul advised us by the Spirit of God to renew our minds, training them with God’s truth to serve the divine side because the human side leads to corruption.
Romans 12:2 states: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” As Christians, we need to walk and live in two kinds of perfection: our justification in Christ and our sanctification in the Holy Spirit. Justification makes us pure before God when He wipes our slate clean. Sanctification makes us holy before God and man.
Since Jesus was made unto us sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30), we are to walk out that state of purity in this life in order to allow others to see what can be done while they remain in the flesh. Uncontrolled flesh will serve the law of sin, which will result in corruption. A Spirit-managed mind will control the flesh in order to serve the law of God, resulting in life here and there. A Spirit-led mind will always dominate the body. A flesh-led mind will choose sin every time.
Only Jesus makes the difference!