Yesterday as I continued my reading in Luke, the Holy Spirit dropped another book into my heart. DeFlating Pride: being led by the Holy Spirit. It came as I was stopped at this verse.
Luke 12:15 says, “…Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
What is the sin of pride? Acting independent of God because we think we know. The truth is that we know nothing. The Lord is All Knowing, therefore what He imparts to us we can know experientially. Here is the insight He showed me yesterday.
Galatians 5:16 says, “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.” This is our KEY. I would like you to picture this:
In your left hand is a magnet that represents your flesh. In your right hand is a magnet that represents the Holy Spirit. When these two repel each other there is a magnetic force that does not allow them to connect.
Now slowly turn your left hand magnet around and it instantly is pulled into submission to the right hand magnet. The magnetic force is broken.
When we SUBMIT our flesh to the Holy Spirit, we walk in Him unhindered. Luke 12:21 followed the parable of the rich man who thought his life was secure because of the things he had laid up for himself. It says, “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Our riches in God are eternal. What are you laying up that is imperishable? Certainly nothing in this world system! We are saved by the riches of His grace, and we walk in those riches as we follow the Holy Spirit.