Spirituality. What does it mean to be spiritual? We Christians are often guilty of tossing around terms that are very familiar to us, but may not be as understandable to others.
But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
1 Corinthians 2:15, NKJV
What does it mean to be spiritual? We Christians are often guilty of tossing around terms that are very familiar to us, but may not be as understandable to others. In these devotions we will not only discuss what it means to be spiritual, but we will also address many topics covered under this heading in the Bible.
To begin with, let us talk about the term: spirituality. What actually does it mean?
The Oxford Dictionary defines it in this way:
1. of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things
2. of or relating to religion or religious belief.
In these devotions, we will primarily be focusing on a combination of these two definitions. To be spiritual is to think of the human soul as it relates to the One and True Living God.
The Bible sees two classes of people. 1. Those who are spiritual—those who are trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation and as such have devoted their lives to His service. 2. Those who are lost—those who have not yet cast themselves before Christ for their salvation. The hope is that they will come to Christ before their death. Some will and some will not!
Before continuing with more devotions, here are some Bible verses relating to the topic of being spiritual. All are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.
But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 1 Corinthians 2:15
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 14:1
Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel. 1 Corinthians 14:12
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Galatians 6:1
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 1:9
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16
continue in these studies, may God grow us and equip us so that we
may become faithful servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. To God, alone, be the glory!
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