What Jesus Did! 'Filled with the Holy Spirit's Fire!' — Luke 4:14-15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jesus went back to Galilee with the power of the Holy Spirit. Stories about Jesus spread all over the area around Galilee. Jesus began to teach in the synagogues. All the people praised him.
— Luke 4:14-15 NLT
Illustration of Luke 4:14-15 NLT — Jesus went back to Galilee with the power of the Holy Spirit. Stories about Jesus spread all over the area around Galilee. Jesus began to teach in the synagogues. All the people praised him.

Key Thought

Jesus' example reminds us that when we face down the Devil's attacks, schemes, and temptations (see the verses preceding this passage), we can emerge stronger with the Spirit's power more at work within us! While we don't like periods of trial, God can use them to our benefit, his glory, and the Devil's defeat. So don't give up in difficult times. Stand firm and hold onto faith. Know that God will provide you a way of escape and the power of his Spirit to overcome the challenges you face!

Today's Prayer

Give me the faith and courage, O LORD, to trust that your Spirit will help me through my times of temptation, testing, and trial. Keep me from giving up. Instead, help me emerge from these tough times with deeper faith and with the Spirit's taking a more influential role in my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 10:35-39
  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Ephesians 5:15-21

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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.