Exploring Dependence – Can We Recognize “Spiritual”?
How would you define a “spiritual” person?
For as long as I can remember, the pinnacle of the Christian journey has been to achieve ”spiritual” status. But what does that mean?
Let’s start with our assumptions. Take a couple of minutes and write down the first things that come to mind about “being spiritual.” How would you describe a “spiritual person”?
What scriptures can you think of that speak to the issue of being “spiritual”?
In the passage we looked at last (1 Corinthians 2:6-16), Paul mentions “he who is spiritual” (2:15). In context, we know that this person has the Holy Spirit indwelling them. Is that all there is?
What about Galatians 5:22-23, which lists the fruit of the Spirit? Is having the fruit of the Spirit the same as being spiritual? Can a person be “spiritual” without matching this list? Why or why not?
Are there other passages that come to mind?
If a person is not “spiritual”, then what other category/categories do they belong in?