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. Karen says:

    Help me to love u more God.

  2. michael says:

    For starters I wonder if gamblers are tempted to love money.

  3. King B. Johnson says:

    Thank you God bless you I’m been waiting for this message!-)

  4. Gerry says:

    Stay focused on what really matters in life. Begin and end your day with prayer and study God’s Holy Word .

    1. Ed says:

      Good advice Gerry!

  5. Max says:

    Father I am guilty…I try to love Jesus above all then I catch myself becoming worldly. Please give me strength to overcome, Amen

  6. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Father help me to be sensitive to your spirit so that I can reject what the world is offering me

  7. Joyce Paul says:

    It is only as lives are built upon His strength that we will be able to endure the harshness of life in a fallen world. Almighty God Richly Bless Dr Graham, Franklin Graham,Will Graham n BGEA! Amen.

  8. Mary says:

    Thank you Father.

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

    Before the Fall there was an earth; after the Fall there was a “world”; at the Lord’s return there will be a kingdom. Just as the world belongs to Satan, so the Kingdom belongs to our Lord Jesus. Moreover it is this Kingdom that displaces and that will displace the world. When the “Stone not made with hands” shatters man’s proud image, then the kingdom of this world will “become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ” (Dan. 2:44, 45; Rev. 11:15)