Makeup of Man, Makeup of the Self

Click here for further background to the heart, our central planning area.

Click here for the etymology behind Jesus's words, "Loving God with all of our heart, our soul, our mind and our strength".

Body — outer shell or house for all of our strength and talents.
Flesh — exposure, all of our weak fibres — a person may be unsparing of the body and dislike its appearance, but no one has ever yet detested — its inward "passing-away" — its yearning for strength and ongoing comfort. We nourish and cherish that. But when we hand it its own reins, the flesh seeks to enrich itself, to suit or "like" itself, and worry, war against the spirit, serving the law of sin (coming up short) and death.Blood — inward redness, carries the Soul (psuche — cool refreshing) in our hormones which provides our outward expression or body language, our Verbal network.

Note too the words at the close of "Invictus"
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my * fate:
I am the captain of my soul

* fate from Greek phemi (literally, what is said)

Heart — Central planning area, the seat of the soul — Reasoning / Figuring / Hypothesizing network — Guard your heart at all times. Man judges outwardly but God judges the heart — in resurrection it's impassioned reasonings will then accuse (oppose) or excuse (defend) us — do not harden.
Mind (nous) — Intellect/Knowledge, Memory network — serves the law of God — but when relationship with God devalued, mind is devalued, darkened, becomes fleshlyConscience (all seeing area) — in this life it can become seared, blistered as with a hot iron.
Spirit (wind) — needs to be kept still, gentle, quiet, at one with the Lord else automatically becomes puffed up and envious with all its knowledge.
Lord Jesus Christ, the second man and final Adam, born of God, now a Life giving Spirit — God's Door to each person — He knows us.
Lord Jesus — the Good Shepherd — He lays down his life for the sheep. Anyone else flees when he sees the wolf coming.

 

So, love God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, with all of your mind, with all of your strength, and your neighbour as yourself.

 

Two types of people

 

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