The Bible teaches that there are two voices that speak to every believer. I call them the leading voice and the misleading voice. One is the voice of the Savior, and one is the voice of sin.

Sometimes they’re easy to identify—like spotting Monopoly money in your wallet.

But other times, it’s harder to tell the difference—like an expert counterfeit $50 bill.

So, how do you know whether the voice you’re hearing is the lure of sin whispering to you, or the Holy Spirit leading you?

Romans 8:2 holds the key to help you discern the Holy Spirit’s leading in your life:

Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

The work of the Spirit is to bring life. But the work of sin brings death. So, when you need to discern if you’ve heard the voice of the Spirit, stop and ask this question: If I listen to this voice, will my actions bring life or death?

God wants to lead you in His ways—to bring joy, hope, and transformation in your life and in the lives of those around you.

So, listen carefully to what you hear. And when the Holy Spirit prompts you, listen and ask Jesus to empower you—knowing that His voice will lead you into Life in all its fullness!

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