Divine Empowerment

December 17th, 2014

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Micah 3:1-13

The Christ, of whom we speak, has come to empower us to be more than our natural humanity would allow. In exchange for your total surrender of self, God wants to fill us with his Spirit so that we will be enabled to live a life that far exceeds any ordinary existence. This is not possible through human striving. It is only reality as His Spirit flows through us unimpeded by our former selfishness.

According to Micah 3:8, we can expect this Spirit-fullness to provide at least three things—spiritual power, a sense of justice and moral courage. We will have power to give witness for Christ and exert a holy influence on His behalf. We will have an inner awareness of matters of justice and fairness. Finally, we will be given the “might” of moral courage to confront evil, to speak out and work for solutions just as Jesus did.

Dear Jesus, in this moment, may we know that this work is done in our hearts.

Author: Bob Broadbooks

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3 Responses to “Divine Empowerment”

  1. Charles A. Cline Says:

    December 17th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Once again, our hearts greatly rejoice knowing that God is able and will encourage and empower us to do His divine bidding. Amen.

  2. Trisha Says:

    December 17th, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I am amazed that you found those thoughts by reading that particular scripture!!! I cannot see anything like that there and cannot even find a thread of connection. I do agree with everything you say, though, and am grateful you shared. I do wish you had drawn a clearer line to the verses, though, so that I might figure out how you arrived at these thoughts.
    Also, interesting scripture passages to use for the Christmas season, don’t you think?

  3. Duane Brush Says:

    December 30th, 2014 at 8:13 pm


    Thank you for your comment. The devotional writer centered in upon the prophet’s assurance of empowerment through the Spirit of the Lord to declare His message against the corrupt leaders of that day (see Micah 3:8).

    You may be interested to know that Reflecting God’s scripture selections for each day are designed to complement our Adult Faith Connections Bible study for the coming Sunday. While we try to observe the seasons of the church year our first responsibility is to prepare our readers by engaging them devotionally with the scriptures for that week. That week the study was take from Micah 4:1–5:2 which concludes with the beautiful promise of a coming ruler to be born in Bethlehem. It was this scripture which led to the wise men being pointed to Bethlehem when they came seeking the new born king of Israel. We now know that this was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ. Today’s passage provides the surrounding context for that message.

    If you would like to know more about the Adult Faith Connections curriculum please go to http://www.wordaction.com and just click on the adult resources.


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