Saturday, August 1, 2019

1 Samuel 4:1-5:12; Isaiah 47:1-15; 2 Corinthians 8:1-24

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 2:7

The importance of this exhortation is seen in the fact that it is repeated to each of the seven Churches in turn. Indeed, this is one of the most important requirements in any assembly—that the Spirit should be given His place. Whether it be in the matter of worship, as we function as a holy priesthood; in preaching of the Gospel; in ministry to the saints; or in our personal lives; the Spirit must be given absolute control. We must avoid any human intervention that would displace the control of the Spirit among us. —W. H. Burnett

Father grant Thy Holy Spirit, In our hearts may rule today,
Hold us ‘neath His mighty sway. —Charles H. Spurgeon