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In this portion of Scripture Paul deals with attitudes. He exhorts us to:
a. Don’t quench the Spirit. It is important that we allow the Spirit of God to teach us the Word of God.b. Don’t scoff at prophecies. What is discovered to be in harmonywith what has been given by the Holy Spirit in the Word of God should be retained.
a. Don’t quench the Spirit. It is important that we allow the Spirit of God to teach us the Word of God.
b. Don’t scoff at prophecies. What is discovered to be in harmonywith what has been given by the Holy Spirit in the Word of God should be retained.
c. Don’t accept everything that claims to be of the Spirit but test it. Beware of a false spirit that can lead you astray.
I need to always be willing to do an attitude check. Going over all five of the above, how do I grade myself on a scale of 1 to 10 on each one. Which one do I need to work on the most?
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
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