Scripture Reading for the day: Ephesians 1:15-20
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Scripture Quote: “I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17 (NASB)
Worldliness is not a list of external taboos – drinking, smoking, dancing, whatever. Worldliness is an attitude of acceptance and tolerance of the fallen world’s way of defining life. As Christians we must seek to view the world with our hearts sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Only then can we understand the dangers and temptations that often slip their way into our lives before we even realize it sometimes. God doesn’t want us to follow a bunch of arbitrary rules and miss out on good times and a happy life. But true happiness is found in and through the Holy Spirit.
Know that your enemies are the devil, the flesh and the world, who do not want you to abstain or resist their lures. Believers are comforted and guided by the Holy Spirit who brings joy and peace and will help us know when we are in God’s will.
Today’s meditation: “Praying in the Spirit is but cooperating with the will of God and as such, prayer is always victorious.” E.M. Bounds
Memory Verse: “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me.” John 15:26 (NASB)