Friday, May 8
1 Corinthians 2:11-16
UNDERSTANDING THE GIFTS GOD BESTOWS
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Corinthians 2:12, NIV
God in His mercy has bestowed on the church the gift of the Holy Spirit by which we:
1. Receive divine revelation (verse 10);
2. Know God’s thought (verse 11);
3. Receive spiritual learning (verse 13),
4. Understand the thought of God that are spiritually discerned (verse 14);
5. Have the mind of Christ (verse 16).
These and much more are the privileges we receive from God by the Holy Spirit given to us.
Living as though we are of the world is by far different from the will of the Holy Spirit for us. The Holy Spirit is not the spirit of the world and cannot agree with the world and its standard. The spirit of the world leads the people to sin, and deceives them to live according to the world and thus become enemies of God. Beloved, the Holy Spirit will help you to know the mind of Christ and live according to the purpose of God in all your activities today. All you need do is to allow Him lead and guide you through life.
• Birthday Blessing: May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble, may the name of the God of Jacob defend you. Psalm 20:1
Read Bible Through Passage: 2 Sam. 14, 15; Luke 24:13-35
He that lacks understanding of the value of God’s gifts in his/her life will either misuse it or underuse it… what a waste! – Femi Okunlola