There is one thing that continuously bothers me, probably more than anything within my walk as a Christ follower, and it is those who think they know everything there is to know about God. The Biblical scholars, theologians and prophets. The ones who relentlessly debate, throw their man-made doctrine around, argue versions of which Bible one should be reading, and how one is, or isn’t, doing what is required in order to be, “saved.”
Man, the misinformed and the misguided are so incredibly abundant, and the number of teachers the world has is pulling and pushing the masses in so many different directions. Some are very well-educated theologians, but they know little or nothing of His presence within. Some are using their added, or depriving, or even worse, their false doctrine in order to win the argument, or to win souls.
God wins souls. Not an individual.
I have seen so many lead others to spiritual death because of their lack of understanding, or because of their abilities to obtain precedence and control.
What does the Holy Spirit speak to you? Are you listening to Him, or are you listening to someone else? Are you listening to those affected by the world, and following them, or do you follow the voice that HE provides within? Sure, we have a lot of great leaders and teachers, but what many fail to do is compare their teachings of God to Scripture!
Why do we spend so much time correcting the world outside of ourselves? Should we not start with allowing Him to correct us? Should we not listen to His voice above the voice of that fallen, prideful, logical, “need to be right” theme that is so deeply embedded within our collective psyche? We truly need to step out of the way of ourselves, and out of the way of others, and allow HOLY SPIRIT to do His work!
We are always fighting a battle within ourselves which, often times, is taken out on others. It is a proven fact. The relationship that we could be growing in with Him is replaced with all of the unnecessary clutter of pointing out what others are failing at within the eyes of our Lord. That unnecessary clutter, within itself, is a failure in His eyes.
I am to focus on His FINISHED WORK, and allow Him to WORK WITHIN. Through His sanctification, His Word and His voice (Holy Spirit), I can then walk in closer resemblance to Him. Pardon me if my, could be interpreted, “judgment,” has hit a nerve. I’m serious. I’m so saddened by the people of God ruining the faith within others, pulling people away from His truths, and negating the supremacy of our loving Father. I pray this morning that I and all others, hear Him, above all, allowing His voice to speak louder than all other voices.