Feed On the Word
In 1 Corinthians 16 it is clear that the place where God wants His Spirit to live (reside, occupy) is in the hearts of people. Since that is where the Spirit is then it must get a regular dose of what it responds to, the Word of God. The latest marketing campaign, fad, gimmick, philosophy or media star does not automatically move the Holy Spirit. Most things that move us on an emotional level usually come from an emotional place. The Holy Spirit comes from a holy place and only has holiness as its goal. Emotions do not always have holiness as their objective (i.e., lust, greed, envy, jealousy, hate) therefore they cannot be counted upon as sufficient nourishment for the Spirit that dwells within. The servant of God must be replenished on a daily basis from the Word of God. It is not good for the physical body to skip or miss meals, therefore, it is not good for the spiritual body to skip out on what nourishes it.
Posted on Tue, December 17, 2019
by Dr. Daryl J. Vining, Sr.