God's Holy Fire: 'Guarding the Truth'

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.
— 2 Timothy 1:14 NLT

Key Thought

We are not left on our strength alone to guard the truth entrusted to us. We have the Holy Spirit who lives within us. The Spirit is our anointing to help us know the truth. The Spirit is our Advocate-Comforter-Counselor-Helper to lead us into all truth and help us know truth from error. The Spirit's work within us allows us to understand the spiritual messages of God through the Biblical writers and through those who truthfully proclaim Jesus. So rather than relying on our insight, wisdom, intellect, and study alone, we are called to seek the Spirit as we open the Bible, listen to the word proclaimed, seek to apply God's truth to our lives, and commit to guarding the truth of God that has been deposited into our hearts.

Today's Prayer

O God, please have your Spirit be at work in my heart as I seek to live for you and reflect the character and compassion of Jesus, my Lord, in whose name I pray. Amen.


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Illustration of 2 Timothy 1:14 NLT — Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.

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.

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