BE CONTROLLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT!
While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Man is made up of three entities namely; the body, soul and spirit. The body of man which we see is temporary; while the soul and spirit which are not seen are eternal. The Bible says in the opening text that while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. The things that we see are never real but temporary compare to the things unseen which are real and permanent forever. Therefore, every Christian should be controlled by the Holy Spirit.
The spirit of man is the real personality and not the body that will soon perish away. The body is just a house or tent that carries the real, “You” which is your spirit man. That is why the Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:16, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.” The inward man is the real personality created in the image and likeness of God. God expects you to always renew your spirit man by His Word of life daily.
As a Christian, you need to nourish and empower your spirit man to grow by constantly studying and meditating on God’s Word. That is the reason why Jesus Christ said in Matthew 4:4, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” It will be out of foolishness for you to concentrate feeding your body that is temporary at the expense of your spirit man that is eternal. Every Christian should take note of the fact that the inward man who is the real personality does not need physical food but the Word of God for his growth and development in life.
Daily Tip: A Christian should endeavor to be controlled by the Holy Spirit; thereby giving himself constantly to the studying and meditation of God’s Word. Shalom!
Golden Text: Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him (Hebrews 10:38).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Father! My Father! Give me Your grace to constantly study and meditate on Your Word all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of laziness in studying and meditation on Your Word forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 5:7. RBT: DEUTERONOMY 17-19
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