The other day, when trying to access a certain area (that I had permission to enter), I got this message…
The words practically slapped me in the forehead! I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if, before we decide to succumb to some God-forbidden temptation in life, a huge FORBIDDEN warning sign popped up in front of us?
When the seductions of the world beckon with a come-hither finger to woo us from our faith and principles, wouldn’t it be reassuring if a warning sign materialized in front of us that said: FORBIDDEN…you don’t have permission to access that!
But we do have that warning sign…the Holy Spirit!
Jesus said He would leave His peace to the world. That peace comes to us through His Spirit, which rules in our hearts as an umpire.
Colossians 3:15 in the Amplified says, “Let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live].”
When those wrong passions tempt, we can rely on the Spirit to act as umpire to restrain them, as “God’s peace…shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7 Amp)
Rely on the Spirit’s guidance and you will always have peace about all you decide to do.
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