Word of the day:
“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV
Our Lord is looking on everyone’s heart. Let’s purify our hearts by the renewing of our mind, so that we will find favor in His sight. Let’s have that character, let’s look deeper than a skin deep.
Our body is equipped with five senses, known as common sense. These are the sense of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. These are the “gates” that we have to be taken care of in order for us to stay pure and blameless in this world. A phrase “guard your eye gate(or ear gate)” is a casual reminder of our pastors and elders in church for us to be cautious of what we see or hear. Remember the good old days when we used to sing:
“oh, be careful little eyes what you see…for the Father up above is looking down with love, oh, be careful little eyes what you see..”
But we did not stop there. In the Spirit, there is only one sense that is prevailing: a discerning spirit.
“And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.” – Malachi 3:18
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. – Hebrews 5:14
The enemy is crafty. He lures out people by feeding on the blind spots of their senses. But we are not ignorant of his schemes.
“…in order that satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.” – 2 Cor. 2:11
For having a discerning spirit, we see from afar what’s coming, hence, we can prepare and not be surprised by the tide. Instead, the tide will be surprised that we’re ready! We are meant to advance, not to retreat. We are meant to overcome! We’re not here to defend our territories, but to conquer!
The key to survive in this dying generation is to live for the glory of God. God bless you.
-albert2jc / 03rd August 2011