"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)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Until we have been taken through a thorough wilderness of sanctification, until we are absolutely convinced that we have been bought at a price, one of the most seemingly insensitive statements we hear Jesus speak is this:
"Another disciple said to him, 'Lord, first let me go and bury my father'. But Jesus told him, 'Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.'" (Matthew8:21-22, Luke 9:59-60)
Friday, July 18, 2014
I can not see where Christians would ever find perfect community until our perception of such is adjusted to accept the fact that our fallen human nature is an inevitable part of it. Jesus' entire ministry was with the lost sheep.
Even if the purest of saints were to isolate themselves from the world, they couldn't escape their own human nature. We do what we don't want to do, and don't do what we should.