Living above the Lesser Self

"The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God nor indeed can be."  Romans 8:7 NKJV

As I said yesterday, we are in a fight for our spiritual lives.  That broken part of man robs us of everything from peace to prosperity.  All our culture is against us.  You must feed your soul on the Word, meditate on what is noble and true and do everything possible to strengthen your spiritual self. 

A famous man of letters was recently asked what distinguished us from other cultures in history.  His answers was disturbing.  He said, "We cater to the carnal life like man once catered to the divine."

Psychologists have identified the principle of ‘diminishing sensation’.  It means that every pleasure gradually becomes less pleasing and we have to do more to achieve the same levels.  They cite that this obsession becomes the foundation of the addictive process.

"God, my carnality is keep me from you.  Turn to me anyway."   Augustine

"A carnal church is a church which has nothing to offer the world for it is a product of the world in its heart."  Chris Synn

Today’s Wisdom

Don’t be thin-skinned.  Take criticism as well as praise with equal grace.

"Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but grievous; nevertheless it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."  Hebrews 12:11

Today’s Humor – More Insurance Stories

  • I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman…as he bounced off the roof of my car.
  • I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him.
  • The pedestrian had no idea which direction to run, so I ran over him.
  • The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.

Have a great weekend.  Michael

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