God's Holy Fire: 'God's Instruction'

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
— 1 Thessalonians 4:8 NIV

Key Thought

Scripture is not a collection of nice sayings left for us to ponder and do with them as we wish. It claims to be the message from God shared through human beings and inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is not meant for our entertainment or even solely for our gaining knowledge about God. Instead, God's instruction in Scripture is meant to enter our hearts, change our lives, and conform us to the will of the Father as we are led by the Holy Spirit.

Today's Prayer

O Father, as I seek to honor you in every area of my life, have the Holy Spirit gently and completely bend my heart, words, thoughts, and behaviors to your will. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of 1 Thessalonians 4:8 NIV — Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.

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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.

Scripture quotations marked MESSAGE are taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.