March 29

on Friday, 24 March 2017.

March 29

Day 3 - the Spirit knows God and makes God known

 

In your own words ask God to help you hear and understand what He’s saying through His Word, and then ask for the grace to follow Him after this devotional is done. Then read these verses (out loud if you are able). 

 

1 Corinthians 2:2-5 (NLT), 10-11 (ESV)

2 For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness — timid and trembling. 4 And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. 5 I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God. 

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 

 

Paul is speaking here about the truth of Christ being made known to us by the Spirit. It isn’t through wise or persuasive words that we come to believe the good news of Jesus crucified for us, but rather through the work of the Spirit in our lives. This is because the Spirit, being God, knows the thoughts of God, and as such can make the truth of God known to us. How great is God’s love for us that He would so specifically work in each one of our lives through the Holy Spirit to make the gospel known to us! 

 

Can you remember the first time or an earlier part of your life when the truth of Jesus was made known to you and you believed? How do you see the Spirit of God working in your life today continuing to make who Jesus is and what He has done known to you?

 

Spend some time thanking God for revealing His gospel to you and for giving you faith to believe. Praise the Spirit of God, who knows the mind and thoughts of God, for working in your life specifically. End your time praying for someone who doesn’t know Jesus - pray that the Spirit of God would reveal the truth of who Jesus is to them and give them faith to believe; then ask God for an opportunity to have a spiritual conversation with them.