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Spiritual Sensitivity

By   •   March 8

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There are certain elements of daily life which are not sinful in themselves but which have a tendency to lead to sin if they are abused. Abuse literally means “extreme use” and, in many instances, overuse of things lawful becomes sin. Ambition is an essential part of character, but it must be fixed on lawful objects and exercised in proper proportion. Thought about the necessities of life and taking care of one’s family is absolutely essential; but this can degenerate into anxiety, and then, as Christ reminded us, the cares of this life choke the spiritual seed in the heart.

Making of money is essential for daily living; but money-making is apt to degenerate into money-loving, and then the deceitfulness of riches enters and spoils our spiritual life. Much so-called worldliness in Christian circles is misunderstood. You cannot confine it to a particular rank, walk, or circumstance of life, and say that one person is spiritual and another is unspiritual. Worldliness is actually a spirit, an atmosphere, an influence permeating the whole of life and human society, and it needs to be guarded against constantly and strenuously.

Prayer for the day

Lord, keep me sensitive to Your Spirit that I may not fall into the spirit of worldliness and its lusts.

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3 Comments

  1. Julie Treib says:

    Thank you for your uplifting message!

  2. Gerry says:

    There is an old saying , “we can be in the world but not of the world”. Simply put beware not to become ensnared by the excesses the world offers. Remember who you are in the Lord and what truly matters.

  3. Joyce Paul says:

    The Best Way to escape Temptation is to Run to GOD! Our ONLY Refuge. God bless you all. amen.