A Nugget from New Life Network
(by Chris Musgrove of Future Now)
Scripture for the Day – July 21, 2020
James 3:13-16: Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
Earthly or sensual wisdom always lives by the senses. The word sensual means living in the domain of the five senses.
Isaiah 11:3 says,“His delight is in the fear of the Lord, and He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears.
I like to say, “I’m not moved by what I see, hear, think, or feel. I’m only moved by what I believe. And I choose to believe God’s Word.”
Being sensual is being in common with lusts, illicit desires, and unclean practices that open a person to the demonic.
Philippians 3:19: Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2: Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Galatians 5:16 admonishes, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”
We all need to be walking in the wisdom of the Word of God and the Spirit of God and not our physical senses.