“So this is why we abandon everything morally impure and all forms of wicked conduct. Instead, with a sensitive spirit we absorb God’s Word, which has been implanted within our nature, for the Word of Life has power to continually deliver us.” (James 1: 21, the Passion Translation)
We can stop giving undue power and attention to our human vulnerabilities, flaws, and sensitivities. Instead, we can use that spirit within us, that is sensitive to, aware of, drawn toward, what is good and true and healing.
Let’s be alert to unkind ways of acting and thinking about others and even about ourselves. Let’s abandon the impure—those ideas and motives and behaviors that muddy up our thoughts and our lives. Let’s wake up to that wonderful clean slate ready for God’s pen to write upon. His Word tells us who we really are and what is truly possible for us. He reveals His design which is beautiful and harmonious.
This Word of Life is speaking within us. It is a more natural voice than the suggestions of the mortal mind that want to lead us into trouble, anger, fear, doubt, unkindness. God is always providing us with what is right and true, and we can let our humble and sensitive spirits be soft and ready to absorb all that He has to offer us. This is deliverance, joy, and peace!
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