Complacency is the devil’s best tool. We get comfortable and forget that this world is not our home and that we have an enemy!
4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the unplowed field of the wicked, produce sin!
We love the Lord. We have accepted His gift of forgiveness and received His Spirit. WHY would we want to go back to living life on our own?
We are made body, soul, and spirit. The body is physical, the soul is our minds, and our spirit is, well, spirit. Much like a three-legged stool, we are not much good without all three legs–at equal lengths!
The mind controls the body. What controls the mind is our main concern. We were designed for our spirits to control our minds, which then would control our bodies. What happened? SIN happened and then The Fall. Our spirits died. When Jesus came into our hearts, He resurrected our spirits and filled them with Himself!
Our spirits are much like a balloon that is empty of air. Jesus comes and fills our balloon with His breath of life.
Our spirits can also be likened to walkie talkies with dead batteries. Jesus comes and charges our batteries. Now, we can converse with the Father!
Concerning our verse for today, how are we haughty? We ignore our need for Him to lead us through this life, particularly today. When we quit following the Lord and tell Him that we are just fine right here, where we are and how we are, we have a proud heart.
An unplowed field will raise a crop–of weeds! Thorns and thistles will take over a field quickly. We MUST keep our hearts and minds cultivated through prayer, bible study, and fellowship with other believers. Our walk with Christ must take precedence over daily life. Otherwise, we will become slaves to the tyranny of the urgent and to our own tendencies. Satan WILL fill our time for us if we don’t fill it with walking with God.
We Americans are rich. We have everything we need– and a lot we don’t! We must hold loosely to the things of this world or they will weigh us down. We are in a race and we have a goal: heaven with Jesus! Let’s run with perseverance and tenacity. Let’s be stubborn for Jesus!
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2