Last night I was meditating on Hebrews 5:8. How do we learn obedience through the things we are suffering? Obedience is a submitted will which is true humility. Our suffering is something that God has allowed, so our will needs to be submitted to that.
2 Corinthians 10:4 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” Our flesh is a stronghold because it opposes God’s will. Humility is our greatest weapon against our flesh. It is coming in an opposite spirit. Humility defeats pride.
Suffering in our flesh allows our spirit deeper communion. Our flesh is subdued in the crucible, but our spirit thrives. Our spirit thrives when our flesh suffers. We “kill” our flesh when we humbly submit to His will.