The scripture for today, August 5, is Romans 8:5 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires, but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”
That makes sense to a Christian. But how are you supposed to know what the Spirit desires? Certainly, God doesn’t leave you to guessing.
Jesus said in John 14:17 that he was going to send the Comforter ~ the SPIRIT OF TRUTH. And in John 17:17, talking to the same people, he said, GOD’S WORD IS TRUTH. Amazingly simple.
If you want to know what the Spirit desires, then find out what the Word desires. God has given you the Bible full of examples of every possible circumstance and experience of life ~ what works and what doesn’t work.
Someone says, “Well, I shall let the Spirit move my heart.” However, by researching all verses in the Bible where someone’s heart was moved, it was always by God the Father, not God the Spirit. Isn’t that interesting? Not what most of us have been told.
You can always rely on what the Bible says, which is exactly what the Spirit says.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TAUGHT SOMETHING ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?