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June 18, 2013
This entry is part 1449 of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
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Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful.
– Romans 1:30-31

The personality which can be used by the Lord is not naturally good or evil. A person may have an irritable nature, but the Lord in His mercy puts His divine nature into him. The divine nature constitutes in him a new personality.

The divine constitution is not a matter of natural good or evil; rather, it is related to the manifestation of one’s living. For example, if a brother does not respect his parents at all, it is impossible for him really to love the Lord or follow the Lord. It is not healthy for a servant of the Lord to focus on the work and neglect his family. The Lord cannot use a person who works to the extent that he disregards his family and doesn’t care about his parents, wife, or children.

Adapted from Being One with the Ministry to Speak the Healthy Words, pages 31-32.

Tomorrow: “From the Natural Personality to the Divine” (3)

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