Anglican Daily Fountain 2nd February 2024 (Devotional Today)
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TOPIC: LED BY THE SPIRIT
TEXT: Luke 2: 22-35(KJV)
2:22. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
2:23. (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
2:24. And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
2:25. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
2:26. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
2:27. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
2:28. Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
2:29. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
2:30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
2:32. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
2:33. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
2:34. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
2:35. (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Anglican Daily Fountain 2nd February 2024 STUDY:
The earthly parents of Jesus Christ brought Him to the Temple in Jerusalem to:(1)present Him to the Lord, and (2)to offer a sacrifice, according to the Law of the Lord. A just and devout man called Simeon was led by the Holy Spirit to come into the Temple at that time. The Holy Spirit had already revealed to him that he would see Christ before his death. When the parents brought in the child, Jesus, for the presentation ceremony, Simeon carried Jesus in his arms and spoke prophetically concerning his death, his ministry and His sacrificial death.
The leading of the Holy Spirit is critical in the Christian’s life. His presence reveals the identity of the child of God (Eph. 4: 30). The Holy Spirit also guides Christians into all truth and gives them revelations. As a Christian parent, you must strive to bring up your children in the fear and nurture of God (Prov. 22: 6). As a believer, you should seek to be filled and led by the Holy Spirit in all you do every day. Obedience to the Holy Spirit is the key to victorious Christian living.
PRAYER: Help me O Lord to be guided and controlled by the Holy Spirit today and every day in Jesus’ name. Amen.