The gods of human nature are deceptive

The gods of human nature are deceptive. When the impulses of the conscience are shut down, the gods of feeling and desire have free reign. Feelings and desires work better as our servants than as our gods.

When we exalt and serve our feelings and desires, rather than aligning them with reality, they become our gods. If you’ve ever been wrong when you sincerely thought you were right, you’ve experienced the deception of the gods of human nature.

Christ-followers are called to be led by the impulses of God’s Spirit, not by our human nature. Check your impulses. If none of them are from God, you’ve cut yourself off from His voice.

When something flashes into your mind that is good and wholesome and not what you want to do, it might be God speaking to you. Try listening to His voice instead of your desires & feelings.

People don’t have a right to demand that we approve of or agree with their behavior. We all have a right to have moral standards. It’s okay to proclaim that we don’t believe in following the gods of human nature.

If you want to be happy, be helpful. If you want to be sad, be focused on your own desires, feelings, and opinions.

To be inconsiderate is to be love illiterate. It is anti-Christian. The Bible says: “Consider others better than yourself.”

Help somebody — anybody. You don’t have to agree with people or approve of their beliefs to help them.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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