Contradictory / Contrary?. . . . . Sprit against Flesh? . . . . against Kingdom of God?

Flowers at Sardana, UP-IndiaI am no preacher, but, am a sinner and living in this world only in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read The Holy Bible, God gave me the following verses in the context of “Spirit against Flesh, Flesh against Spirit and Kingdom of God” from the Book of Life (The Holy Bible-King James Version).

“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
–  Gal 5:17.



Gal 5:19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are  these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal 5:21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told  you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit  the kingdom of God.

Heb-12:16 Lest there  be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
1Co-6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body  is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

Phi-3:18. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping,  that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19 Whose end  is destruction, whose God  is their belly, and  whose glory  is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Word Web Meaning for SHAME
* A painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
* A state of dishonor ("one mistake brought shame to all his family")
* An unfortunate development
* Compel through a sense of shame
* Cause to be ashamed


  • I have used a tool “WordWeb”, it is free and it gives the meaning as :

Noun: spirit

  1. The Vital principle or animating force within living things.
  2. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
  3. A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one’s character.
  4. Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.
  5. The state of a  person’s emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection).
  6. The intended meaning of a communication.
  7. Animation and energy in action or expression.
  8. An inclination or tendency of a certain kind.

Verb: Spirit

  1. Infuse with spirit (ex: “The company spirited him up”)


Gal 5:22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Gal 5:23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Kingdom of God

Mat-6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Gal 5:21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

    “No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” – Mat-6:24

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