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Spiritual discernment

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Spiritual discernment

by Joshua Arnold

If your idea of spiritual discernment is some feeling in your heart or core of your being, a gut instinct, an impression on your mind, or any other type of sensation, then you must humbly be told that you are not qualified to discern a single spiritual matter until you put those lifeless and fallible methods away, and stand on the word of God alone as your foundation and ultimate interpreter of everything, completely relying on the power of the Holy Spirit to unfold the mysteries that would otherwise be hidden from us apart from the spiritual light that He gives to the eyes of our understanding. Read the rest of this entry

Is love always good?

The Bible says a lot about love.  We are told that God is love.  He has demonstrated his love by sending his son, Jesus Christ, to die as a sacrifice for our sins so we can be forgiven.

God requires that we love others as well.  Jesus said that the two greatest commands are to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  We are even commanded to love our enemies.

But this doesn’t necessarily mean that all love is good.  Jesus has told us that loving him should have priority over all other loves.

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 

Matthew 10:37

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Tulips & Honey

Christian, wife, mom, homeschooler, podcaster

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