Man pondering


"God sees that success or failure is a matter of love... He cares what you love."

-Martha Kilpatrick
(Loving God: Do You Love Me?)

Click for more!


Read MK Book in the breeze

Read MK

Continuously updated, this collection of Martha's writings is for all in search of true intimacy with Christ.

Click for more!


Shulamite Podcast listening ear

Shulamite Podcast

Join us as we delight in our amazing God and share the practical side of discipleship from our daily lives.

Click for more!


Get Along with God Blog road in the desert headed towards Mountain

Get Along With God

A blog about discovering a God worth knowing.

Click for more!


Stack of books carried at living Christian

Living Christian Books

Our secure, online store carries discounted, timeless works by authors who love Jesus Christ and pursue Him above all else.

Click for more!


Shulamite App fingerprints

Shulamite App

All the newest content from Shulamite Ministries at the tap of your finger—devotions, blog posts, podcasts, new products and more!

Click for more!


<  Home

Latest Post

#14 The Natural, Nonspiritual Man

Read More at!

Continuously updated, this collection of Martha‘s writings is for all in search of true intimacy with Christ.

The road to union devotional series cover

Current Devotional Series on Read MK

The The Road to Union devotional series is now available on Read MK. Check back here for the latest posts, visit, or sign up to receive daily devotions in your inbox each morning!

1 Corinthians 2:14 AMPC
But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense to him; and he is incapable of knowing them (of progressively recognizing, understand and becoming better acquainted with them) because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

There was a woman who read my book, Adoration, and she said, “I have to confess I don’t understand your writings.” I had considered her to be a rather spiritual person because she claimed to have great insight.

Later I would see by her bad fruit that she was not remotely spiritual, but at the time, I was troubled by her response. My goal had been to write profound truths in the simplest words. As I sought the Lord, He said, “She is not a spiritual person. She is not reading with her spirit but with her soul, so she can’t possibly understand it.” I was quite amazed…

What constitutes a spiritual person? What makes one spiritual as opposed to “the natural, nonspiritual man?”

The post #14 The Natural, Nonspiritual Man first appeared on