Brings Wisdom And Understanding
the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of
the Lord. Isa. 11:2.
the Holy Spirit opens to you the truth, you will treasure up the most precious
experiences, and will long to speak to others of the comforting things that
have been revealed to you. When brought into association with them, you will
communicate some fresh thought in regard to the character or the work of Christ.
You will have some fresh revelation of His pitying love to impart to those
who love Him and to those who love Him not.
and it shall be given unto you;" for the word of God is "a fountain
of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon." The heart
that has once tasted the love of Christ, cries out continually for a deeper
draught, and as you impart, you will receive in richer and more abundant measure.
Every revelation of God to the soul increases the capacity to know and to
love. The continual cry of the heart is, "More of Thee," and ever
the Spirit's answer is, "Much more." For our God delights to do
"exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." To Jesus,
who emptied Himself for the salvation of lost humanity, the Holy Spirit was
given without measure. So it will be given to every follower of Christ when
the whole heart is surrendered for His indwelling. Our Lord Himself has given
the command, "Be filled with the Spirit," and this command is also
a promise of its fulfillment. It was the good pleasure of the Father that
in Christ should "all the fullness dwell;" and "in him ye are
has poured out His love unstintedly, as the showers that refresh the earth.
He says: "Let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open,
and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together."
. . . "Of his fulness have we received, and grace for grace."
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 19.