Last night I was meditating on Romans 13:14. I posted this on facebook. It was so clear in the night. The difference when we hide His word in our heart, as opposed to hiding hurts and offenses. His way is so much higher than our way.
Reaction vs. Response
Romans 13:14 says, “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
The hurts and unresolved issues that we bury in our unconscious influence and feed our fleshly reactions.
Think about it. When you are around a person who has hurt you, the buried hurt is triggered when they hurt you again, or cross your will. We react in our flesh. His higher way is for us to continue walking in the Spirit and respond by forgiving them as we have been forgiven. We stand in His hidden word.
Our unconscious was designed by God to hide His word in. It then becomes a reservoir for the Holy Spirit to draw from. Psalm 119:11 says, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”