Applying God’s Word to Our Daily Living

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”—John 16:13

The Scriptures teach us how to live—with regard to our thought life, conduct, and emotions. As we fill our mind with the Lord’s standards and wisdom, our conscience will become increasingly trustworthy because it is based on what’s important to our heavenly Father.

In addition, it is essential that we rely on the Holy Spirit for understanding. Our conscience by itself is of some usefulness, but it becomes indispensable when accompanied by the Spirit’s guidance (John 16:13).

When our habits reflect godly values, our conscience will become more sensitive to what is right and wrong.

Resentment – The Cocaine of Our Emotions

Resentment is the cocaine of the emotions, causing our blood to pump. And our energy level to rise. There is a dangerous point at which our anger ceases to be an emotion and becomes a driving force. That’s why bitter people complain to anyone who will listen.

And, like cocaine, resentment can kill. Physically– with high blood pressure and other conditions. Emotionally– with anxiety and depression. Spiritually– as it shrivels the soul.

Hatred is the rabid dog that turns on its owner. Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. Bitterness is the trap that snares the hunter. And mercy….mercy is the choice that can set them all free.