Choose Life – “Spiritual Sensitivity” – An Uplifting Verse from the OYB reading of the day – May 5

Scripture:  John 4:24    NASB    “Spiritual Sensitivity”


“‘God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.’”  John 4: 24


Lewis Sperry Chafer pointed out in his book, He That Is Spiritual, that there are four commands in Scripture regarding the Holy Spirit (see my blog Sunshine Soul).

1) Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4: 30)

2) Don’t quench the Holy Spirit (1Thes. 5: 19)

3) Walk in the Spirit (Gal. 5: 16)

4) Be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5: 18)

Jesus told the woman at the well that God was spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and truth.  The Holy Spirit dwells inside of us (cf. Rom. 8: 9, 16).   We need to be sensitive to His presence.  That is the subjective side of the Christian life.

We also need to feed our heads with His Word.  This is the objective side of the Christian life.  The objective trumps the subjective.  It is what keeps us on course.  Without knowledge of the Word we will go astray and ultimately be very depressed.  Without the subjective side of the Christian life, we will be dry and not really have a relationship with God.  (See my blogs Praying In The Spirit and Fly Straight.)  When we have both wings of the Christian life, subjective and objective, we can really fly.

How are your wings doing?  Are you flying straight?




If you are, you will find that you are choosing life (Deut. 30: 19)!


Fun Application:   

Check out the four commands above.  How are you doing with those?  Have you ever thought about those commands?  Notice they are commands.  They are NOT optional for Christians.  Do you know what they mean?  You can do a search in my blogs on them or check a good commentary.



The purpose of the “Choose Life” is to pick a positive help out of the One Year Bible (OYB) reading plan for the day. There is always something positive in the Word of God to cheer us and give us strength. For more on today’s reading, check out my One Year Bible blog:   The Newlywed Game

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