The Spirit To Glorify
Christ In Me
shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
these words Christ declares the crowning work of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit
glorifies Christ by making Him the object of supreme regard, and the Saviour
becomes the delight, the rejoicing, of the human agent in whose heart is wrought
this transformation. . . .
toward God and faith in Jesus Christ are the fruits of the renewing power
of the grace of the Spirit. Repentance represents the process by which the
soul seeks to reflect the image of Christ to the world.
gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own life. The Holy
Spirit puts forth its highest energies to work in heart and mind. The grace
of God enlarges and multiplies their faculties, and every perfection of the
divine nature comes to their assistance in the work of saving souls. Through
cooperation with Christ they are complete in Him, and in their human weakness
they are enabled to do the deeds of Omnipotence.
should be the work of the Christian’s life to put on Christ and to bring
himself to a more perfect likeness of Christ. The sons and daughters of God
are to advance in their resemblance to Christ, our pattern. Daily they are
to behold His glory and contemplate His incomparable excellence.
that the baptism of the Holy Spirit might come upon you, that you might be
imbued with the Spirit of God! Then day by day you will become more and more
conformed to the image of Christ, and in every action of your life the question
would be, “Will it glorify my Master?” By patient continuance
in well-doing you would seek for glory and honor, and would receive the gift
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 42, 43.