Leveled by the Spirit
If it’s on the level, it is from the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit has numerous ministries in the life of the believer. One of his moment by moment and day by day ministries is to guide the believer through life. No matter how good the day or bad today, the Holy Spirit is there to take care of his own. How can we tell if our thoughts or emotions and plans are from the Spirit? It is actually pretty easy. As the Psalmist says, He leads us on level earth.
Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground. (Psalm 143:9-10)
This Old Testament word “level” is used for places of serenity, security, and benefit. The Holy Spirit's leading will always spiritually benefit us. We can tell that he's leading us when we are prompted emotionally or mentally to do good things, or to benefit others, or to glorify God. He does not lead us to do things that are contrary to the nature of the Trinity. His leading will be practical, beneficial, and emotionally positive. The flesh leads through anxiety and guilt, the Spirit leads through affection, tranquility, and deep satisfaction in the will of God.
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