“Do not be deceived and misled, God will not allow Himself to be mocked by mere pretensions and professions or by His precepts being set aside. For whatever man sows that is only what he will reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from his flesh reap decay and ruin; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:8
Our inspiration, the way we are led, and the way we govern things mustn’t come and be overshadowed by the wisdom of this world.
There are many, many intelligent and clever people that have said or written clever things. Yet the Bible clearly states that whatever seems or sounds wise in this world is foolishness to God.
God’s eternal purpose was us to be Christlike -not being defined by a certain denomination or be amazed by human philosophies; but Christ in the center!
Jesus knew the condition of Judah’s heart and his wrong decision, and yet He chose to forgive!
In God’s eyes there aren’t bad people, but people who are under the influence of their darkened mind which conceives wrong thoughts and ideas and therefore results in making wrong choices that make their lives miserable.
Each one of us has the same responsibility:we are the ones who will or won’t allow certain influence in our life span.
We need to be aware of this constantly, because it’s so easy to miss the line that at times gets blurry or invisible. Even Christians-many of them, end in heartache, burnout or death because they thought of themselves more than they should have.
“For by grace given to me, I say to everyone among you, not to think of himself more highly and have exaggerated opinion of his own importance than he ought to; but to rate his ability with sober judgement, according to the decree of faith appointed by God to him.”(Romans 12:3)-this is an exhorting message from Paul who was well aware of the traps of our mindsets. And in this verse he emphasizes grace vs. our mind. Grace is far more important than what we think we can accomplish in our own strength.
Let us be aware of the information that comes to our mind appealing as truth. Having said this, we come to a conclusion that it’s crucial for us to be capable of discerning the spirits and distinguishing their influence. This leads us acknowledging the importance of the Word of God and His absolute truth.
Knowing Holy Spirit personally, we’ll be able to recognize the state of one’s mind or ours; and knowing Christ intimately we’ll enable us to be rooted in His truth, tasting His love and power.