The Flesh

“The holy humanity of the Lord Jesus”:
in the totality of all that is essential to manhood,
i.e., spirit, soul, and body:

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… (John 1:14, NKJV)
“…God was manifested in the flesh…” (1 Timothy 3:16, NKJV)
“…Jesus Christ has come in the flesh…” (1 John 4:2, NKJV)
“…deceivers…who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh…” (2 John 7, NKJV)
“who, in the days of His flesh…” (Hebrews 5:7, NKJV)

“The substance of the body,” whether of beasts or of men

“All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, animals, fish, birds.” (1 Corinthians 15:39, NKJV)

“The human living in the flesh,”:

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.” (2 Corinthians 10:3, NKJV)
“…the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God…” (Galatians 2:20, NKJV)
“But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor…” (Philippians 1:22, NKJV)


in the totality of all that is essential to manhood, i.e., spirit, soul, and body:

“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved…” (Matthew 24:22, NKJV)
“who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh…” (John 1:13, NKJV)
“Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight…” (Romans 3:20, NKJV)

“The complete person,”:

“For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our flesh had no rest…” (2 Corinthians 7:5, KJV)

“The weaker element in human nature,”

“…The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41, NKJV)
“I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh…” (Romans 6:19, NKJV)
“For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh…” (Romans 8:3, NKJV)

“Natural relationship,” 1 Cor. 10:18 KJV; Gal. 4:23, “or marital,” Matt. 19:5.” Vine

“The unregenerate state of men,” Rom. 7:5; 8:8, 9;
“The seat of sin in man” 2 Pet. 2:18; 1 John 2:16;
“The lower and temporary element in the Christian,” Gal. 3:3; 6:8
“The natural attainments of men,” 1 Cor. 1:26; 2 Cor. 10:2, 3b;
“The externals of life,” 2 Cor. 7:1 KJV;
“The outward and seeming, as contrasted with the spirit, the inward and real,” John 6:63; 2 Cor. 5:16;

The flesh can bring the body under bondage
1 Cor 9:27 Paul says “body” but the physical material of the body is incapable of sinning on its own.
Jack Hunter, in his “What the Bible Teaches” commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:27 states;
“By this he means the power of sin in his life.
The body is not the seat of sin as is so often said.
The seat of sin lies in the will.”

(Rom 8:6-7; – the mind, the word for flesh)
1 Pet 4:2 man can live in the flesh for the lusts of men, or for the will of God
Gal 6:8 man can sow to the flesh and reap corruption or sow to the Spirit and reap everlasting life

The flesh will war against the soul 1 Pet 2:11
The flesh is opposed to the Spirit, as Gal. 5:16, 17.
Satan uses the flesh for his purposes. 1 Chron 21:1

What the flesh can appeal to:
The desire for pleasure or power