"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual." (1Cor. 2:12-13)
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
There is nothing outside of God's word that ultimately will free us from the trials of life. However, seeking solutions from our own resourcefulness, attempting to diminish our immediate discomfort, reveals the treasure within our hearts to be of this world. We will continue walking in darkness as we satisfy the desires of the flesh, the rewards being only temporary.
Relying on God's word breaks down the root of strongholds in the minds of believers. Seeking counsel from the Holy Spirit might increase our present discomfort, but also reveals the treasure of our hearts to be about the things of God. We will continue walking in the light as we deny our selves, and the rewards of this battle are eternal.
"For 'All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.' And this word is the good news that was preached to you." (1 Peter 1:24, 25)
"More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given us." (Romans 5:3-5)