Scripture reading for July 22nd: 1st Corinthians 12, Psalm 145, Proverb 21
Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 12:3-7 “Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord’ and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
Paul explained the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the church at Corinth. The Holy Spirit enables believers to say “Jesus is Lord” from their heart. The Spirit will never curse Jesus. The Spirit gives varieties of gifts as Jesus our Lord and God the Father empowers and directs Him. All manifestations of the Spirit are given to bring good and blessing to Christ’s Body, the Church.
Faith Confession: Being filled with the Holy Spirit, I declare “Jesus Christ is Lord!” and accept the gifts and manifestations of the Spirit in my life and in the church. I invite His Word to be ready in my heart and on my lips.
Proverbs 21:17-19 “Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to My knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you.”