Why are so many living rollercoaster lives—up one day, down the next?
And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
That you put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.
The behaviour of the “old man” refers to the lusts of the flesh and a mind not yet renewed. Many Christians never learn to live from their new man. They continue to live from the memory of the old. Their souls are not prosperous, which is, some have not aligned their souls with the “new man” of the spirit. The carnal believer (1 Cor. 3:1) continues to live from the soul rather than from the spirit. He thinks, speaks, and acts like a soulish man, allowing the flesh and the unrenewed mind to dictate his reactions to the world around him.
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit….
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.