Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Greg Laurie Daily Devotions

Warning Signals - Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - July 13, 2017

  • 2017 Jul 13
  • COMMENTS

Warning Signals

Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever? - (Hebrews 12:9)

I’ve flown in a lot of planes in my lifetime, in big planes and in small ones. Every plane has a warning system that tells the pilot when there is a problem. Maybe the plane is losing altitude. Maybe it’s low on fuel. Whatever is wrong, there will be a warning signal so the pilot can take corrective action.

As believers, God has given us something called a conscience, a warning system He has built inside of us. The Holy Spirit works within the consciences of believers, giving us a sense of what is right and wrong. Thus, when we begin to do something that isn’t right, the Holy Spirit works through our consciences to convict us of wrongdoing.

The Bible says that because we are God’s children, He will discipline us. We are told in Hebrews 12:7, “As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father?”

When we start to go astray, when we do something that is wrong, the Holy Spirit is there, lovingly yet firmly saying, “Don’t do that.”

Here’s the problem. People who are not true believers will not sense any conviction at all. They will go out and do whatever they want to do, and their hearts will be so hard that they won’t even care. The Bible says of such people, “If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all” (Hebrews 12:8).

If you are doing something that is wrong, and God’s Spirit has been telling you to stop, I have one word for you: repent. Change your direction. God is warning you for your own good.

Copyright © 2017 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Social media summary: Have you been experiencing God’s discipline lately? That’s a good thing.

For more relevant and biblical teaching from Pastor Greg Laurie, go to www.harvest.org
and
Listen to Greg Laurie's daily broadcast on OnePlace.com.

Watch Greg Laurie's weekly television broadcast on LightSource.com.

SPECIAL OFFER

Your gift helps reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In Swipe Right, Levi Lusko uses God’s Word to set the record straight about sex: God invented it, He wants to bless it, and He’s given us principles for its proper use and enjoyment. Levi reminds us that relationships are a matter of life-and-death importance, and that God does not want to kill your joy—He wants to enhance it.

You can receive a copy as a thank-you gift for donating to Harvest Ministries today.

 

 


Archives