What Jesus Did! 'God Is Spirit!' — John 4:24

Friday, March 11, 2022

[Jesus concluded his response about worship,] "For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."
— John 4:24 NLT

Key Thought

One of the truly remarkable truths that Jesus teaches us is that worship is spirit to Spirit. God is Spirit, and we are given his Spirit when we are born from above. [1] We worship spirit to Spirit — our spirit, sanctified by the Holy Spirit within us, to God who is Spirit. We have access to God through the Holy Spirit. As we come to God authentically, seeking him in truth, the Spirit of God enables us to worship God fully. He has given us his Spirit so we can be holy and worship him fully.

[1] See Titus 3:3-7.

Today's Prayer

Holy Father, I come to you knowing that I can approach you with boldness through the Holy Spirit. Thank you for providing this gift of access so that I can come to you in holiness and truth. In Jesus' name, I praise you. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Ephesians 5:15-21
  • 1 Corinthians 2:9-13
  • Ephesians 2:18

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Illustration

Illustration of John 4:24 NLT — [Jesus concluded his response about worship,] "For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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