Receive the Holy Spirit – Luke 11:13 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


The Greatest Gift from a Good Father: Understanding the Holy Spirit

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If we don’t think of God as a good father, then we’ve not yet learned how to value all the ways that he shows he loves us, such as the one in Luke 11, verse 13. This is Jesus speaking. He says, " If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"

We, who Jesus unflatteringly calls evil, do still know how to give good things to our children. Out of our love, out of our care, out of wanting to nourish them, to protect them, to encourage them to play healthily. You know, all these reasons why we give things to our children.

More than that, God gives a far, far better gift to those who ask. And if we ask, we receive from our good Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, who here is characterized as one of the best gifts we could possibly receive.

Do we view the Holy Spirit like that? I mean, how can we go through our Christian walk without the Holy Spirit, without His power, without the way He transforms us, without the gifts that He grows inside of us? This is one of the most excellent gifts that God can give, and He freely gives it when we ask.

If you’ve not yet received the Holy Spirit, there is only one thing you need to do, and that is to ask your Father. He is a good Father. He will willingly, joyfully give you the gift of the Holy Spirit, and then the Holy Spirit’s fruit will grow in your life. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control, all of these things that reflect the character of Jesus.

Thank you, God, for being a perfect father, the perfect example to us of a father, and for giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit, without whom our lives would be dull and grey and lifeless. Amen.

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