Who do we connect with better?
The last few weeks we have been studying about the Body, Soul and Spirit. We read in 1 Thess. 5:23 "23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." Now for my dichotomist and trichotomist friends out there, this isn't about any of that stuff. If you didn't understand that last sentence, your ok too.
What I do want to draw you attention to is this. We live in a world that is ALL about the body and the soul (psyche). I am very alarmed at the number of famous people committing suicide. Yet I don't hear anyone in media say, "This is wrong!" Don't do it! Instead we continue to push the boundaries of what the Body and Soul can tolerate until finally something snaps. But again, nobody stands up and says, "STOP IT!!" Why are peoples minds and hearts failing them? Why are they so prone to addictions? Even in the face of good sound logic why do people continue to do what they know will eventually destroy them?
Someone asked me once why do people think that they will live forever? Simple, because they will. Another trick of Satan, much like the one he pulled in the Garden of Eden. When he promised Adam and Eve that they would be like God, he was telling the truth. They would be able to tell the difference between good and evil. What he failed to tell them was that they didn't have the capacity in and of themselves to keep evil at bay. This is why Jesus came and gave His life on the cross. To empower us and help us overcome this world.
Satan promises that you will live forever, what he doesn't tell you is that path your on is going to lead straight to hell. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, no purgatory, no second chances.
So who do you connect with better? The body, soul or spirit?