The Holy Spirit
…I will pour out my Spirit…
If you have not already noticed I read a lot of David Guzik commentary to make sure I am accurately exploring the text. I would highly recommend an app called Blue Letter Bible, which has this commentary along with many others. If you are not tech savvy, you can always do a google search for the chapter you want along with David Guzik’s name and you will find his commentary for free.
The entire chapter today is epic, but I love this small line within verse 18. David Guzik helps to identify that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit meant that God now offered salvation in a way previously unknown – to whoever calls on the name of the Lord, whether they are Jew or Gentile.
“That is to say, that great covenant promise, ‘Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’, is meant for you, is meant for your children, is meant for Hottentots, is meant for Hindoos, is meant for Greenlanders, is meant for everybody to whom the Lord’s call is addressed.” – Spurgeon
The Holy Spirit is God living inside of us; now available for all who call on the name of the Lord, as opposed to before the new covenant where certain people were filled for specific purposes.
I never want to take for granted the fact that I live in a time under the new covenant, with an incredible advocate to help me on my journey (John 14:16-18). Personally, the Holy Spirit often plays a role in my life. Every time I get a revelation from reading God’s word, every time a verse speaks wisdom into a situation I am facing, every time I witness the beauty of God through nature and every time I feel a small whisper in my heart encouraging me or challenging me to do something.
However, there are times when I am too busy thinking about everything else that I cannot hear from the Holy Spirit. I am still on the journey of making space and time to allow the Holy Spirit space to move. Likewise, I would encourage you to consider how you are making space in your life for a Holy Spirit moment.
God, help me today to turn down the distractions in my life for a moment and listen to what the Holy Spirit might want to say to me.