God's Holy Fire: 'Blessings Brought by the Spirit'

Monday, August 7, 2023

[The Gentile Christians] were pleased to [send financial support to Jewish Christians], and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.
— Romans 15:27 NIV

Key Thought

Through the ages, the Spirit has guided the people of God and brought God's message and his blessings. The difficult path through history for God's people and the treacherous times of human failings were brought to a culmination because of Jesus' sacrifice and the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of God's leaders and his people. The blessings, including the blessing of the Holy Spirit, are now ours. But we must remember those from whom we've received all of these blessings and continue to pass these blessings along.

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, you know the future, and I do not. You know who is good and who is bad. I trust you because I see how you worked through your Holy Spirit to bring us to today. Now I ask that you work in us and through us to bring your blessing to the world today. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of Romans 15:27 NIV —  For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.
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