May 29, 2022
Isaac trusted what he had been used to feeling. The hairy garment. The smell of the field. The gruff expectations of a hunter. We have to be careful of habit forming desires that lead us away from the certainty of Apostolic doctrine. Just because you feel it doesn’t mean you should say it, partake of it, or create a new belief system based on the power of that feeling. In the Kingdom of God it’s faith first, feelings second. “We walk by faith and not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7.
He asked for venison and got goat. Venison was wild game associated over time with hunting deer. So, the taste of goat was disguised to resemble deer. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good. The taste test is failed when we trust the wrong feelings. We end up settling for doctrinal goat when God wants to give us the true venison of His will. We swallow the philosophies of the world as if they are the same thing as God’s unmatched promises. We pursue experiments in the name of freedom. We exercise liberties because we believe we can do what we want without consequence. We lose intimacy with God because we’ve been convinced that sensual things of the world are equal substitutes. We bless the things that God would curse. We evoke conclusions and content and commentary based on sensations, sensations that can cause us to lose our sensitivity to the Spirit. The more you repeatedly ignore the conscience the more desensitized one becomes to the wiles of the devil. We try things we should avoid. We incite patterns of behavior that could be avoided if we simply followed the instructions of the Word. The everlasting Word becomes subject to the temporary satisfaction. Listen now…
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