Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.…
I. TO DISCOVER THIS ENMITY. The carnally-minded man is enmity against God —
1. As a servant.
2. As a subject.
II. DEPLORE THIS ENMITY.
1. What an injustice it is!
2. What an infamy it is!
3. What an injury is this to yourself!
III. SEEK DELIVERANCE PROM IT.
1. It can never be done but by the Holy Ghost.
2. It can only be done by deliverance from the great guilt of not having loved God. Nothing but the love of Jesus can soften your heart and do away with its enmity.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.