I can’t keep doing that

“We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.”  1 John 5:18.

The voice inside my head that says, “Don’t worry about it,” is not God’s voice.

I am either hearing God or Satan.

Because God is keeping me “safe,” I gain the ability to recognize voices.

As I read the Bible, I learn to know God better.  Jesus is God.  I can read and learn how He behaved and what He had to say.

Because Satan “whispers,” I can confuse the tone for someone who cares.  Satan doesn’t really “care” about me.  He knows that his future in hell is a certainty and his goal is to take as many of us with him as he can.  He hates God, because God has overcome him.

This is a line from a commentary on this verse: “The Christian has an active enemy, but he also has a watchful guardian.”

My part is to maintain a tight relationship with God.  To walk without ceasing with Him.  To listen for His voice.  To hear His Voice so often that I can separate it from the voice of the enemy.

Conclusion: I must lean in to hear Him and then do what He asks.



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