Scripture Reading: Jude 1:10
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Reflections: The Apostle Jude alerts the church of false teachers and their ways. He describes them as people who behave like brute (irrational) beasts. This animal instinct driven behavior, overtime, according to Jude, destroys them. Although Jude is discussing the behavior of enemies of the gospel, he nonetheless through their example, points us to the danger of doing whatever our instincts tells us to do. Instinct is what your mind tells you to do but this may be totally wrong. As per his submission, this is what will slowly and eventually lead to one’s destruction in life. It is important therefore, to avoid taking actions in life based on mere instincts. No wonder we are admonished to be led by the Spirit and not by our instincts (Romans 8:14). While the Spirit deals with absolute truth, instincts can contain costly degrees of errors.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to depend on your Spirit rather than on my instincts.
Confession: I depend on the Holy Spirit rather than on my instincts.