We either walk in the flesh or we walk in the Spirit. There’s not an in between. Let’s choose to walk in the Spirit.
Proverbs 25:18-20 (NIV)
Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor.
Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
These verses show us that a person walking in the flesh (our own strength, knowledge and wisdom) can be very insensitive, unreliable, and in error about many things. In fact, without the Holy Spirit’s guidance and discernment, we will be wrong MOST of the time.
Let’s use an illustration from today’s technological world: We are designed to be incorporated into a network via the Holy Spirit. HE is our CPU. If we never access the Mainframe, then our files become corrupted. Actually, they began with a virus, which is our sin nature, so we were corrupted from the beginning. Only Jesus can wipe our hard drive clean, restore our original programming, and reconnect us to the mainframe.
Let’s stay connected to Him through His Word, prayer, worship, fellowship and teaching. We MUST have a steady diet of each of these in order to be healthy spiritually. Just sayin. Have a great day in church.
Abba, May Your Spirit move mightily among Your people today. May we connect with You and with each other through You. Bind our hearts together with cords that cannot be broken, LORD. Amen.