Jewels From Judy: The More Excellent Way
Judy A Bauman
Do you find yourself at odds with other believers over the meaning of Scripture? Many will argue points without sitting with the Lord, being still, and listening to what His Holy Spirit teaches a passage means. (See 1 john 2:27) We tend to be more eager to hear from pastors, friends, family members and others, but not go to the One who inspired all Scripture. Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as our Counselor. So why don’t we take His counsel?
When the Holy Spirit teaches us, we will be convinced of a matter. It doesn’t mean we are to bully someone into agreeing with us, but we need to seek God’s wisdom in whatever topic we discuss and share in all humility. Unfortunately, many just want to believe what makes them feel most comfortable. This is true whether you are a believer in Christ Jesus or not. Our nature is to want our way, but we have to learn God’s way supersedes ours. I urge you to have the mind of Christ given us through salvation bought at the Cross. As much as it is up to you, I encourage you to live in peace with all people. Love your enemies, forgive, and pray for those who despitefully use you. By doing these things, you reflect God’s will and His way. Most importantly, you will reflect His love.
Scriptures to Ponder: (QuickLink)
1 John 2:27; Psalm 46:1; 10; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 12:31; Galatians 6:1; Philippians 4:6-7; Romans 12:18; Matthew 5:43-48; Luke 6:27-36