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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fit but you know it!.....Hebrews 5:14

Lhud 5:14 Imma l-ikel sħiħ hu tal-kbar, ta' dawk li biż-żmien huma mdorrija jagħżlu bejn it-tajjeb u l-ħażin.

... Those who ... have their senses exercised to discern ... Hebrews 5:14
The Bible says that those who are spiritually grown up 'have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.' What does that mean? Well the word, 'exercise' suggests trimming and toning until we've got muscles in all the right places. The word 'discern' means telling the difference between things. So, this verse tells us we need to get in good shape in telling the difference between right and wrong, God-style. But how do you flex those muscles into shape? We need to bench-lift a bit of the Bible; it's no good to us on the shelf. Study it, chew on it, live by it; that'll firm up those discernment pecs. We need to compare what we hear from others, what we're thinking, what we're doing, alongside what the Bible says. And we need to practice it: just as a treadmill won't get you fit unless you work that booty on it, the Bible won't help you grow unless you're acting on it. And there's another important way we need to be reminded of. When it comes to knowing what's good for you and what's not, the Holy Spirit can speak to you and guide you when your head doesn't know which way to go. Sometimes things that you have dismissed as a hunch or an intuition are actually God's Spirit trying to convey the answer to you