Friday, June 3, 2022

The Giver of Life

The Holy Spirit is the giver of life. “For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Cor. 3:6). “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all” (John 6:63).

1. The Spirit gives life to living things in the order of creation (Gen. 2:7, Ps. 104:29-30).

2. The Spirit gives new and eternal life to sinners, uniting us to the Life, causing us to be born again (John 3:5-6, 6:54-56, 63).

3. The Spirit works this new life in us, writing God’s law on our hearts, producing the fruit of the Spirit in us (Ezek. 36:27, Gal. 5:16-24).

4. The Spirit gives life to the church, making the body work together in mutual service and binding it to Christ the head (1 Cor. 12:3-13, Eph. 2:18-22).

5. And finally, our bodies will be raised up on the last day by the Spirit: “he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you” (Rom. 8:11).

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