WEEK 6, DAY 2: I Believe in the Holy Spirit
Take a few moments to reflect on any questions you may have about the Holy Spirit. If you were to write them all down, there probably wouldn’t be a shortage of questions. To believe in Jesus, His life, His death, and His resurrection is one thing, as there were hundreds of eye-witnesses. But there’s some mystery behind the Holy Spirit.
Despite this mystery, belief in the Holy Spirit is another foundational believe in Christianity. All throughout the Scriptures we are reminded that there is one God, and only one. For example, Deuteronomy 6:4 reads, “…The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” However, as Albert Mohler writes in The Apostles’ Creed, “…the Bible reveals and affirms the following propositions: (1) The Father is God. (2) The Son is God. (3) The Holy Spirit is God.“
This, of course, doesn’t mean Christianity has three Gods. Instead, the Trinity shows that God has revealed Himself in these three persons. While there may be some mystery here, to deny the existence of the Holy Spirit would be to deny everything the Scriptures teaches about the Spirit. Without the Spirit, one can only believe in a god of their own making.
READING & JOURNALING:
What thoughts came to mind as you read the end of today’s devotional, “Without believing in the Holy Spirit, one can only believe in a god of their own making?”
What do you think is the significance behind God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit all being present at Jesus’ baptism?
Heavenly Father, while I know there is some mystery behind the Holy Spirit, I do trust that Your Spirit is real, and is living within me. Continue to help me hear Your voice so that I can live wisely. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Jonah 3 & 4
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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