Constitutional Scripture: Matthew 15:16-20a So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding? 17) Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? 18) But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. 19) For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. 20) These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”
Now the word psyche, the Greek word translated "heart" literally means "the core of the spirit". It is what goes into your spirit that destroys you. Now cancer may destroy your body, but it can't harm your spirit. It is true, your spirit may become depressed by the cancer's effect upon your body, but ultimately your spirit will live if you stay attached to the Lord--your source. That's why rebellion against God is such a serious matter. When you detach yourself from your Source, your spirit man dies or enters a state of eternal paralysis, void of a relationship and communion with God the Holy Spirit. Now, having said that, then the only thing you have is a decaying body; and as you now know, life from the body leads to death.
Focus Point: Keep in mind, the desire to steal or covet is prompted by what you see with your physical eyes, and your sexual desires are provoked by the physical wants of your body. Indeed, life from the body discourages respect and encourages behavior that regards men and women as subjects to be conquered. We are tempted to treat people like products to be manipulated instead of images of Christ to be cherished and honored. This is the reason there is racism and prejudice in our society, and especially in the church as we know it.
Focus Point: Keep in mind, without the Spirit of God we are "mere dirt". And believe me, that is an insult. Any person that doesn't know the Lord is mere dirt. A mere person does things which are unnatural; such as men having sex with other women. Having sex without being married. These are God's natural order for mankind.
Focus Point: Now because of this, they don't know their Creator and the purpose and desire He had when He created them. They focus on their physical being, which came from the dust of the ground (meaning dirt); instead of their spiritual being that which came from God their Source.
Please note: They abuse themselves and others because they don't know how God designed them to act. Death and dirt characterizes their lives.
walking on two legs.