Monday, February 27, 2023

Daily Devotion: Physical vs. Spiritual Power

Bible Reading:  Romans 15:1-13 

Key Verse: Verse 13Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Key Words: through the power of the Holy Ghost

Have you ever stopped and thought about the comparison of having no physical power with having no spiritual power?

First, those who have no physical power have trouble moving about physically.  The same is true when it comes to spiritual power; those who have no spiritual power can’t “move” in the spirit to accomplish spiritual things.  The person with no physical power has no strength nor will power to pray, read God’s Word or come to God’s house.  So it is with those who have no spiritual power.

Second, when one is lacking in physical power they must depend on others to do their work for them.  The same is true when it comes to spiritual power.  Those who lack spiritual power know that the work of God must carry on, but depend on others to accomplish their work.

Third, when one is lacking in physical power they become easily discouraged.  This is also the case when one is lacking in spiritual power.  They depend on others to always be there to encourage them.

Fourth, when one is lacking in physical power they often depend on others to prepare their meals for them and feed them.  And so it goes for those who are not spiritually strong.  They as well will starve to death spiritually if some other spiritually strong believer doesn’t take time to prepare and feed them a “spiritual meal.”

Fifth, and last of all, those who are lacking in physical power cannot clean and dress themselves; they become dirty and naked before the world.  So those who are spiritually strong must constantly motivate and help those who are spiritually weak in these areas.

These are just a few of the comparisons between physical power and spiritual power.  Is it not true that we primarily focus on our physical power rather than our spiritual power?  Need I remind you of what Paul said in Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

So let’s not focus solely on our physical power, but pay close attention to our spiritual power as well.

What to do:
✞ Ask God, not just for physical strength, but for spiritual strength as well.
✞ Pray for others, not only to be physically well, but also to be spiritually whole and strong.
✞ Honestly evaluate your spiritual strength by the five characteristics in our devotion.

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