Tuesday, March 25, 2014

God's voice or Satan's?

I've seen this meme go around in various forms on Facebook...

And, I have to ask...

Does a spanking still you?
Does a spanking lead you?
Does a spanking reassure you?
Does a spanking enlighten you?
Does a spanking encourage you?
Does a spanking comfort you?
Does a spanking calm you?
Does a spanking convict you?


Does a spanking rush you?
Does a spanking push you?
Does a spanking frighten you?
Does a spanking confuse you?
Does a spanking discourage you?
Does fear of a spanking worry you?
Does fear of a spanking obsess you?
Does a spanking condemn you?

Whose voice, therefore, does a spanking sound most like? 

"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. 

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
Galatians 5

"Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."
James 3

No comments:

Post a Comment

You may also like...