Read: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

The Apostles’ Creed has the statement, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” Sometimes we forget that the Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force. The Bible describes Him as God. He possesses the attributes of God: He is omnipresent (Ps. 139:7-8), He is omniscient (1 Cor. 2:10-11), and He is omnipotent (Luke 1:35). He also does things that only God can do: create (Gen. 1:2) and give life (Rom. 8:2). He is equal in every way with the other Persons of the Trinity – the Father and the Son.

The Holy Spirit is a Person who engages in personal ways with us. He grieves when we sin (Eph. 4:30). He teaches us (1 Cor. 2:13), prays for us (Rom. 8:26), guides us (John 16:13), gives us spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:11), and assures us of salvation (Rom. 8:16).

The Bible says that “He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee” (2 Cor. 1:21-22). The Holy Spirit indwells us if we have received forgiveness of sin through Jesus. He desires to transform us so that we become more and more like Jesus. Let us cooperate with the Spirit by reading God’s Word and relying on His power to obey what we learn. The Christian who neglects the Holy Spirit is like a lamp that is not plugged in.

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