#31 A Healthy Hatred for My Soul-Life
Posted: Friday, April 7th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Luke 14:26 ESV
If anyone come to Me and does not hate…yes, even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
The last great emotional anguish of hatred is to know my true self, and my real motive, under the microscope of God. From the shock of seeing that secret-soul-life comes a healthy hatred.
We will NOT hate our soul-life—we love it, believe in it. I must be devastated of its worth by seeing the ravage of my spirit from the delusion of my soul. The soul must become utterly divided from the spirit (Hebrews 4:12). And that is a work of the Spirit by the Word.
To be led of the Spirit, to follow Christ will bring the inevitable unveiling of the soul’s identity, then delighted abandonment of living outside of and apart from that hopeless nature.