The greatest enemy of a child of God and a born again Christian are not those things and people from without that provoke and tempt, no, they are the things that plague every human heart. When people provoke from without, impatience provokes from with in. When the eyes are drawn to lust after a woman does not the heart follow first? And when someone frustrates our plans does not pride in our hearts scream, “my way!”
People are not our enemies, no for it is our own hearts ablaze with a magnetic charge toward sin. The only difference between those with and without the Spirit of Christ is we who have the Spirit can and should choose to crucify our sinful natures daily.
Galatians 5:16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Mark 7:20-23 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”