Today's Verse: 1 John 4:13

Monday, February 7, 2005

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We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
— 1 John 4:13

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Our sign of authenticity showing we are truly God's children is the Holy Spirit who lives in us. The Spirit helps bring forth the character of God in our lives (Galatians 5:22). The Spirit helps us when we pray (Romans 8:26-27). The Spirit empowers us to overcome sin (Romans 8:13) and gives us the strength to do things we would never imagine were possible (Ephesians 3:14-21). The Spirit comforts us in our brokenness and makes God's presence real in our lives (John 14:15-26). The Spirit is the truest sign that we are God's children (Romans 8:9; Romans 8:14-16). Thank God for the blessed Holy Spirit!
The Holy Spirit does many other vital things in our lives as God's children. Check out God's Holy Fire, our free daily devotional on the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives available online and by email.

Video Commentary...

We've included Phil's ToGather video from four years ago as an added blessing to our verse today:

My Prayer...

Father, I praise you for your holiness, majesty, and power. I thank you for your loving grace. I am humbled by your sacrificial love that has saved me. But today, dear Father, I thank you most of all for your Holy Spirit, who lives in me, who empowers me, who cleanses me, who comforts me, and who makes your fatherhood accessible and real to me. Thank you, in the name of Jesus, from the bottom of my heart! Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of 1 John 4:13 — We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.