Discerning the spirits–what’s it all about? We have His SPIRIT in us! THAT’S what it’s all about!
7 Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Day 8 of 21 Days of Deep
Our interpretation of Scripture comes from the Spirit of God. He talks to us even as we read His words. In fact, it can we said that He talks to us THROUGH His words that we read. I’ve heard it said that if we want to hear God verbally talk to us, then read His Word out loud!
But what about deceiving spirits? Let’s read about it in 1 John 4:
1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
Scripture-Read it. Ask the Spirit to speak to you as you read.
Observe- Did you notice anything particular? Did the Spirit highlight anything?
Apply- How does this passage apply to you? Is your overall desire to please Jesus and to look like Him?
Pray- Ask the Lord to help you understand-even deeper-what it means to have Christ in you. Ask Him the what, where, when, why and how concerning this passage.
An in-depth study follows this Proverbs.