God’s Holiness. III: Holiness and Renewal of the Mind
To experience and manifest God’s holiness in our lives, we need to renew our minds (Romans 12:1-2) through God’s Word.
Rooting Out Pride and Cultivating Humility
As a follow-up to my recent post about pride, I share a few practical biblical suggestions for dealing with pride and developing humility.
Perhaps one of the worst sins is one that almost all of us have, but few confess. We do not notice it in ourselves, but we recoil when we see it in others. That sin is pride.
If we choose to accept God’s wisdom, we will seem foolish to the world. We will think like Jesus thinks, worship like Jesus worshiped, love as Jesus loves, and forgive as He has forgiven us.
Spiritual Warfare II: Destroying Strongholds with the Sword of the Spirit
Since we are dealing with a spiritual enemy, our weapons are spiritual. In Ephesians 6, Paul refers to the Word of God as the “sword of the Spirit.” He then urges us to pray. Scripture and prayer are our two primary weapons. The sword of the Spirit is particularly useful for destroying strongholds.