An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Wrong Kind of Continuity

(Proverbs 6:14 KJV)  Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

One of the realities of the spiritual walk is that we tend to stumble.  Even after we have been redeemed, sin raises its ugly head.  For some this is taken as a sign that they were never saved.  Not so.  There are at least three broad spiritual conditions.  We see them in one passage at I Corinthians 2:14-3:3.  The natural man is unsaved.  The carnal man is saved but immature.  The spiritual has moved on to maturity.  The “continually” (3605/6256) that Solomon refers to is the natural state of man.   Everything is an excuse to sin.

In the carnal state sin still has an influence.  The pull is still there but is counteracted by the washing of the blood.  However the inclination toward evil produces fruit on occasion.  Only when you become what Paul calls “the spiritual man” can you experience consistent victory.

So?  Where are you on your spiritual walk?  God wants you to live in victory.  Keep seeking and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work in your life.

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