Winning Wisdom: He Weighs The Spirit-Flatimes

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Winning Wisdom: He Weighs The Spirit

Topic: He Weighs The Spirit [Tuesday, 1st August 2017]

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Proverbs 16:2

When we set out to do things, no matter how noble, spiritual and how much social impact we make with them, it is very important that the spirit behind them is genuine. God actually wants to reward the good deeds of people. Everything we do is a seed and we are certainly going reap the harvest. Remember, seed time and harvest shall not cease as long as the earth remains (Genesis 8:22). When the spirit of what we do is not right, no matter how pure or clean, that is, how acceptable it is to us, God will not reward it.

And, you see, it is God that weighs the spirit of our ways or actions. Spirit here means motives. The NLT version put the scripture this way: "people may be pure in their own eyes, but the lord examines their motives" (Proverbs 16:2). We don't set the standard for how pure our ways and actions are, no matter how good intended they are, only God has that prerogative. Even though in the eyes of people, we are doing something great, as long as the motive doesn't pass the stardard of God's measuring tape, it's value is lost, and reward from God will be a distant reality.

So, what's God's standard? One is, it must be for the advancement of the kingdom. All that we do must aid the advancement of the kingdom of God. It should not be because we want the world to know us or what we are doing, but to advance God's kingdom (Colossians 1:16). That is, the recipient of our good deeds should, through our act, experience the love, mercies, and grace of the kingdom of God, that they would be drawn to and be engrafted into it. Two is, it must be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:14, Apostle Paul admonishes us to "do everything with love." This is very essential, for without love we cannot make a lasting impact in the lives of people. This is how God weighs the spirit of our ways, and we should always have these as our guide at all times.

Keep winning daily.


Dear Lord, thank You for showing me how you weigh the intentions of my actions. Help me to always have these as a guide in all I do, and help me to make impact for our kingdom and share Your love with people, in Jesus' Name. Amen.