THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’
God told Israel to obey His written Word and His voice.
Joshua 6-When the army of Israel invaded Jericho, they must have heard God’s voice. The strange battle plan they used wasn’t written in the Law of Moses.
And certainly no human being would suggest a seven-day march around a city as the most effective form of invasion! But when God told Joshua His plan and Joshua followed it, there was victory.
✔To walk in victory today, you must do the same. In addition to obeying the written Word, you must be able to hear and obey God’s instructions each day.
For example, you may not be facing a military challenge like Joshua was, but you might face something like being offered a job in another city.
The written Word of God can give you general direction, but it will not tell you whether to take that specific job or not. You must be able to discern the voice or the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
You must be sensitive to His leadings in your heart.
The same applies to us today as we seek the leading of the Holy Spirit.
By STUDYING THE WORD AND MEDITATING on it, the mind is renewed to spiritual things (Romans 12:2). ?