Word 4 Today March 21, 2011

INTELLECTUAL PRIDE

We become our own worst enemies when we depend on our strength to do what only God can do.  It takes an act of faith, a venture of belief to realize that all power comes from God.  We were not created to see God that would be too easy for us, however we were created to believe God even though we can’t see Him.  We believe we have a spirit and a soul, even though we can’t see them.  Yes, we have intellect, but we can’t see it.  What we do see is the manifestation of God’s existence through our mind, our will, and our emotions.  We see it in the strength people receive through acts of faith.  We see it in answered prayers, and changed lives.  The power of God, although not seen is effective here and now.  But as is written:  “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”  But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.  For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.  For what man knows the things of man except the spirit of the man which is in him?  Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.  These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 

1 Corinthians 2:9-14 

PRAYER 4 TODAY

Lord I pray that I may venture in the unseen world that only Your Spirit can reveal.   May my vision not be blocked by intellectual pride.

THOUGHT 4 TODAY

Am I allowing intellectual pride to prevent me from making spiritual progress?

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