Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rely on Holy Spirit


 If we keep Jehovah before us constantly, he will lead us by his holy spirit. (Gal. 5:16-18) God’s spirit was upon the 70 older men chosen to help Moses in “carrying the load of the people” of Israel. Only Eldad and Medad are named, but the spirit enabled all of them to carry out their duties. (Num. 11:13-29) 

Undoubtedly, they were capable, God-fearing, trustworthy, and honest like those chosen earlier. (Ex. 18:21) Such qualities are displayed by Christian elders today.

 Jehovah’s holy spirit played an important role in the construction of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Jehovah appointed Bezalel as the principal artisan and builder of the tabernacle, promising to “fill him with the spirit of God in wisdom and in understanding and in knowledge and in every kind of craftsmanship.” (Ex. 31:3-5) 

Men “wise of heart” worked with Bezalel and his assistant Oholiab in carrying out that wonderful assignment. Moreover, Jehovah’s spirit moved willinghearted people to make generous contributions. (Ex. 31:6; 35:5, 30-34) 

That same spirit motivates God’s present-day servants to do all they can to promote Kingdom interests. (Matt. 6:33) We may have certain abilities, but we need to pray for holy spirit and let it lead us if we are to accomplish the work Jehovah has given his people in our day.—Luke 11:13.

Why not check the Scriptures here? 


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