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.

Read Billy Graham’s message, “In the World But Not of It”

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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  1. Ann Doherty says:

    This was a great message.

  2. Julia Williams says:

    Thank you, all of BGEA. I am grateful to have somewhere to go and grow my faith that I can trust to always tell the truth as God and Jesus want it. I am a shut-in and this web site is so very uplifting to me.

    1. RB says:

      Julia; I read this and said a little prayer for you. Being a shut in, I pray the Lord will show you how much good you can still do, through prayer especially. Sometimes those who see the least of the world are given the gift of seeing it most clearly.

  3. Carol G. says:

    Oh, please stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit, read God’s word often, & stay away from worldly, wicked, & all-consuming sin! I ignored the Holy Spirit’s warnings as a young believer and led a life of sin for too many years. Now I have regrets but my sins are covered by the precious blood of Jesus! Amen! God has helped me to grow spiritually tremendously and I’m very thankful! My prayer for all believers in Jesus is that they will stay pure in God’s will & be Godly men and women, no matter their age.

  4. Jon Elgar says:

    This world will draw you into its way of life but there is no peace there, we must turn to God through Jesus Christ our Savior !

  5. Gerry says:

    Beware that normal things in life do not begin to consume you. Step back and self examine your priorities.

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    Real Wisdom is looking at the world from God’s point of view. God hasn’t left on our own, He will give us the wisdom. When we ask Him. And as we lean on Him, our own root will grow deep in Him as well. God Richly Bless U n Ur Ministries! Amen.

  7. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    When Satan tempted Christ in the wilderness all the devil heard was, “It is written. It is written. It is written.Mat.4:4,7,10”.Three times, Jesus gave him the same response. The result: “Then the devil left him and angels came and ministered to him.Mat.4:11”.

  8. Julie Treib says:

    Thank you for your uplifting message!

  9. 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.

  10. Joyce Paul says:

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