The scripture for today, August 14, is Romans 8:14 as found in the New Testament of the Bible.
Well, how are we supposed to know the Spirit is leading us? Is it guess work? Does it depend on our emotions and how we are feeling that day? That doesn’t seem fair of God to leave us guessing.
But God does make us guess. Jesus said in John 14:16,17, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another counselor to be with you forever ~ the Spirit of Truth.” And in John 17:17, praying to God the Father, Jesus said, “Sanctify them by the Truth; your Word is Truth.”
Jesus said we are sanctified by God’s Spirit, God’s Truth, God’s Word. How? Not by feelings. Not because someone else said so. Not by touching it or carrying it around in our pocket. But by reading it and following it. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God”. That is how the Spirit leads us.
We don’t have to guess. We just follow it. Then we are sons of God ~ not slaves of God, but sons. How blessed we are.