says that we should make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desire. The word flesh is key here. Paul uses this word several times throughout Romans. And, it seems, that it carries two different, but similar meanings. In one sense of the word, flesh refers to the material that covers a body (). In another sense of the word flesh is the i as instrument of various actions or expressions (BDAG). These actions go both ways; toward sinful desires found in where accessive drinking would lead to other disdainful behaviors. The other way is toward self-righteousness based upon a persons efforts to display their own righteousness; thus taking the spot light off of Jesus and placing it on themselves. The best way to pictures this is the practices of the Jewish leaders whom Jesus said, “you’re clean on the outside, but on the side you are full of dead bones”.