Monday, February 6, 2023

Daily Devotion: The Spotlight

Bible Reading:  John 15:16-27

Key Verse: Verse 26 – But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”

Key Words: he shall testify of me

One way you know if the Holy Spirit of God is at work in your life is by who you are drawn to.  The Holy Spirit does not draw your attention to material things, man or even Himself.  The work of the Holy Spirit is to draw your attention to Jesus Christ.

In his writing on the victorious Christian life, Robertson McQuilkin suggests that we imagine the following: 

The President of the United States comes to speak at your church, school, or community function, and as he enters the band strikes up, “Hail to the Chief.”  As the President walks to the microphone, the spotlight follows his every step.  Suddenly, the crowd rises. They turn their backs to the platform where the President is standing, and they all begin to point to the balcony.  As they point, they erupt in applause for the fine performance of the spotlight operator! 

Absurd?  Of course, but it illustrates a truth about the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit glorifies and shines on the Son.  The work of the Holy Spirit is to focus on the central figure of time and eternity: the Lord Jesus Christ.

What to do:
✞ Understand fully the ministry of the Holy Spirit, which is to draw us to Jesus.
✞ Have your family write down some ways the Holy Spirit draws our attention to Jesus.

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