Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Holy Spirit, Part 13

The final direct mention of the Holy Spirit in the book of Psalms is in Psalm 143. We read “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good, lead me in the land of uprightness,” Psalm 143:10. Like Psalm 25 or 119, the psalmist asks God to teach him to do His will. Now this is not some subjective, intuitive sense the psalmist is pining for. Rather, it is an objective understanding of God’s person revealed in the Old Testament, as much of it as had been written by that point.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Holy Spirit, Part 12

We find in a historical account regarding Moses: “They angered Him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses on account of them; because they rebelled against His Spirit, so that he spoke rashly with his lips,” Psalm 106:32-33. Here we find the reason things went ill with Moses. God commanded Moses to speak to the rock before the people, and that water would come forth. Instead, Israel’s human leader struck the rock and stole some of God’s glory by proclaiming “Hear now you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” Numbers 20:10.
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