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Daily Reading: Exodus 37:1-38:31 ESV, Matthew 28:1-20 ESV, Psalm 34:11-22 ESV, Proverbs 9:9-10 ESV

Daily Verse: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 ESV)

HAGIOS (40):  “Sacred (phys. Pure, mor. Blameless or religious, cer. Consecrated) Fundamentally signifies separated, and hence, in Scripture in its moral and spiritual significance, separated from sin and therefore consecrated to God.  It is used of men and things in so far as they are devoted to God.  The saints are thus figuratively spoken of as a holy temple.[I]

One Spirit

Holy Spirit, God within us, makes our body God’s temple.  Jesus taking up residency in our hearts changes us.  Beginning to understand and apply God’s love to our relationships brings new life.  Only one God exists, only one Spirit.

Paul, in Athens, challenges the Romans because they have a statue of an unknown god, along with all their other gods.  Speaking to the men, Paul shows God as the unknown god, the one and only God.

Holy and Separate.

Believing in the one true God makes you holy, separated from your sin.  God forgives wholly and immediately the moment you ask for mercy.  As we journey with God, we become more sensitive to the sin in our lives, realizing a constant battle of surrendering our will to His exists.

God’s spirit, the Holy Spirit, helps us win the battle.  Conviction from within helps us confess quickly.  When an errant thought runs through my head, I admit it to God.  Partnering with the Creator’s power, the idea doesn’t take root in my mind and turn into action.

Holy Spirit, our one and only, guide and direct us today.  Let us acknowledge Your promptings, confess our sins, and become more like Jesus.

[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p 3) Thomas Nelson

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