Good morals are pleasant to be around, but mere human morality is at best, temperamental and riddled with hypocrisy. As a matter of fact, good morals left to themselves is nothing more than legalism. It was the main portion of the Pharisees' religious diet and Jesus constantly took issue with them.
"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'." (John 7:38)
"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)
Monday, January 13, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Faith comes by hearing the word of God, and though it is the spoken word heard first by the mind through the ears, it is in the depths of your soul where the Holy Spirit dwells that the Life of the Word is joyously received. Then the mind will engage the source of that faith, becoming renewed from its natural sense of rationalization and into an ambassador of Jesus. It will be trained in the way of perfect love, reaching out to the broken and contrite and inviting all who recognize and embrace this peace to fellowship in the bride of Christ.
Hearing and faith go well beyond mere brain function.