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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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

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 (see Titus 3:3-7). 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.

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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.