READ : Psalms 119:97-105
If a man is walking in error, he is walking in darkness. If a man is walking in ignorance, he is walking in darkness. Wherever light is absent, darkness dominates. The worst thing that can happen to you is for your life to be governed by darkness.
The kingdom of God is the kingdom of light. Your privileged relationship with God positions you to receive instructions on how to do things and succeed, what to invest in and what not to be entangled with, who to do business with and who not to be involved with. Even when you have made mistakes or have been knocked down, God shows you how to remedy the situation and how to get back on your feet.
The kingdom of Satan is the kingdom of darkness. He equips people with “negative wisdom” on how to steal, kill and destroy. Imagine how much “wisdom” goes into a bank robbery. This type of wisdom that leads people to break God’s law and trample on other people’s rights is not light but pitch darkness. It only accelerates the speed with which the culprit is heading to destruction and possibly extinction. Whenever an idea drops into your heart, check the idea is from the kingdom of light – – the kingdom of God – – or the kingdom of darkness. One quick way to carry out this check is to evaluate the idea in the light of God’s word. God will never tell you to do something that is contrary to His word. If you fail to carry out this check, you may end up embracing ideas and projects that are not from God which only lead to avoidable regrets and losses.
*Pray that your motivation for doing things shall not be pride, lust or greed.
* Activate and utilise the gift of discerning of Spirit.
I must be sober and alert, even by scrutinizing all ideas and revelations in the light of God’s word.