Saturday, February 22, 2014

Seek Wisdom over Emotion...Proverbs 11:14

Proverbs 11:14 

A nation falls where there is no wise leading, but it is safe where there are many wise men who know what to do. 

Seek Wisdom over Emotion. It's human nature to react in emotion. We are made in the image of God. Genesis 1:27 And God made man in His own likeness. In the likeness of God He made him. He made both male and female. God is perfect in Love and we were made to Love God. 1 John 4:8 Those who do not love do not know God because God is love. Thus it is perfectly natural for us to behave in an emotional way because we are reacting in the strongest emotion...Love...and that comes from God. 

The problem lies with our sinful nature. Romans 7:5-6 When we lived to please our bodies, those sinful desires were pulling at us all the time. We always wanted to do what the Law said not to do. Living that kind of life brings death, but now we are free from the Law. We are dead to sin that once held us in its power. No longer do we follow the Law which is the old way. We now follow the new way, the way of the Spirit. When we are faced with a trial, true spiritual maturity will show when you seek God's purpose and Will as opposed to yielding to your emotional instinct. Yes we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves Mark 12:31 “The second Law is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other Law is greater than these.”  However, we must act according to the Will of God in Love and not our own selfish, sinful ways. 

Next time you are faced with an opportunity to seek wisdom over emotion, remember God's Insurance policy for us all...Romans 8:28 We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are chosen to be a part of His plan. 

Father, thank you for teaching us your way through your Word, through relationship with your son and through prayer with you. Teach us your will and guide us daily in spirit. In Jesus name, Amen!

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