ERRORS TO AVOID -2
Thursday, January 17
“Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” Galatians 3:3
In our previous meditation, we pointed out that it is an error to start something in the flesh and expect the Spirit of God to ratify it. The second error we’ll like to examine is the opposite of the first one. Starting something by the Spirit and allowing the flesh to hijack it is equally an error. What starts in the Spirit undoubtedly comes with heaven’s blessings, but the moment the flesh gets in the saddle the blessing ceases. What is left is carnal manipulation to keep the show going; just form without power.
On the fourth of this month, our meditation was on Jeroboam. It bears repeating here that he was one Bible character who allowed his flesh to take over what the Lord began with him. He was given the opportunity to rule over 10 tribes after God severed the kingdom in two. He never prayed for it, neither did he merit it.
Everything came to him on the altar of grace. However, he allowed his flesh to come into the equation. He reasoned that if the people under him continued to go to Jerusalem for the stipulated feasts, they would turn their affection back to the house of David.
That made him construct two golden calves that became his albatross. How could he ever imagine that He could keep by the flesh what the Spirit initiated? Keep in mind that what God gives He is also able to preserve. Refuse the pollution of the flesh into what the Spirit is doing in your life or through your hands.
FURTHER STUDY: GALATIANS 3:1-11
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, keep me from the error of polluting Your work with the flesh.
Bible Reading Plan Genesis 27-28 Matthew 9:18-38
Almighty God will never stop His mercies and protection over your life and your family. Every blessing and gift associated with your name will surely locate you this year. You shall receive your new year gift of peace, blessings, promotion, wealth, and all round favor from God. This year you will not be a victim of any catastrophe. From this moment,beloved you will be safe and secured in the mighty hands of GOD. Amen Good morning!