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Led by the Spirit - Part 6

LED BY THE SPIRIT                                     Page 2
V. 1 (cont’d.)

The Christian who is truly led each day by the Holy Spirit is:
1) Saved - Romans 10:9-10, 8:16-17
2) Spirit-filled - Colossians 1:9-10, 2:6-7, 1Thessalonians 2:10-12 and Luke 1:15
3) Sanctified - Romans 1:1, Galatians 1:15-17 and Romans 6:12-13
4) Submissive - Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3
5) Suffering - Acts 5:41, 1Peter 4:14-16

** We must take a very close look into our own hearts to be sure that all five of these elements are what make up our daily walk with the Lord. With that now firmly established in our minds, what is David’s instruction to the true child of God?

“Do not fret because of evildoers...”

** What would make us “fret” relative to the evildoers who are living all around us?

The mere fact that evil men and unrepentant sinners do prosper for a season in this life.
cf. Psalm 37:7-8, Jeremiah 12:1

** Besides fretting, what second sin are we to avoid while we are being “Led by the Spirit”?

“...be not envious toward wrongdoers.”

** Is that easy to do?

Certainly! If our situation is not going well (and we are living in obedience to Christ), while at the same time “wrongdoers” are prospering; we can easily become envious. cf. Psalm 73:2-4, Proverbs 3:31-35

V. 2 ** What does verse two say will ultimately become of the evil, wrongdoers around us?

They will “wither quickly” and “fade like the green herb”. cf. James 1:9-11

V. 3 ** Having instructed us on two things we are not to do, David now turns a corner and gives us five specific commands which we are to do if we hope to understand the first principle of being “Led by the Spirit”. What is the first command?

1) Trust in the Lord! cf. Psalm 62:8, 115:11, Isaiah 26:4

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