Food For Thought For August 28, 2023
Does Wrong Sit Well With You? | Ephesians 4:22-24Read This Passage: Eph. 4:17-24
22 put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.Ephesians 4:22-24 NKJV
Dwelling within all sincere believers is the Holy Spirit, whose works transforms us into the new person that Paul is speaking of here. By the Holy Spirit we should move in a conduct that is of God’s grace – we should live extending the love of God to all of those around us. What does this look like? Love edifies – it uplifts others to new heights to where they prosper, not just in the world, but prosper spiritually.
The world, sadly, teaches us a way of selfishness which often causes people to conspire against each other rather than uplift each other. As believers, it should trouble us if we ever move against another – it should not sit well within us. Why? Because the Holy Spirit has trained us to do better and we also know the word of God. Jesus told us to do unto others as we would desire them to do to us (Matt. 7:12).
Our morals, as true believers, are guided by the word of God and by they Spirit. When we trouble the Spirit, He will let us know that we have done others wrongly; doing wrongly should not sit well within your heart. So, I encourage you today to do everything possible not to sour and grieve your soul. To do this, do your very best to abide by the Spirit; listen to His voice and let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts and your actions.