July 29, 2021
Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God
The Holy Spirit: One Spirit
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body...and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:13
The Holy Spirit is the One Spirit who baptized you into Christ Jesus. He placed you into Christ so that when Jesus died, you were identified in His death. When Jesus was buried, your sins were buried with Him. When Jesus arose from the dead, you were in Jesus, receiving new life (Romans 6:3-4). The third Person of the Trinity is the One Spirit who baptized you into Christ with all other believers.
Holy Spirit, it is a privilege to be united with Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection. Now I’m in Christ with all other believers.
The Holy Spirit is the One Spirit who gives us love for others. When you meet other believers—even for the first time—there’s oneness, because you both love the same Lord. No other spirit can give you that feeling or common bond with other believers. You can pray with them, share your testimony or worship together, all because you are one in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One Spirit who gives unity to the Body of Christ. “There is one body and one Spirit” (Ephesians 4:4). So realize that He works to give you and all other believers unity of heart and purpose. You should fellowship together, pray together, serve together and, when difficulties come, sacrifice and suffer together.
Holy Spirit, help me get along with other believers, especially those I’ve had trouble with. Help me love other Christians so that the world can see Jesus in us. Amen.
Go Deeper: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
The Holy Spirit gives unity to the body of Christ.
Tomorrow...Jesus: The Mediator