Week 18 Devo – THURSDAY

The Holy Spirit Empowers

We are called to “rid ourselves of all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander” (v. 1). How, when we live in a sinful world and we struggle with the flesh, is it possible for us to be totally rid of these things? It is solely the power of God’s Holy Spirit working in us through God’s Word which enables us to fight sin and love God.

We cannot possibly live the life as God has called us to as His “chosen race, holy priesthood and holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9) if we refuse to abide in His Word. It is by His Word that we can “grow up into our salvation” (2:2). Let the faithfulness of His Word compel us to desire the pure, spiritual nourishment available to us that we would grow up in maturity.

Why is it important to spend intentional time in God’s Word daily?

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