He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant — not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
With the coming of Jesus and the outpouring of the Spirit, God brought his promised new covenant. This new covenant does not revolve around the giving of a law — of letters written on a page commanding certain behaviors — but it revolves around the purifying power of the Holy Spirit to transform us to be like Jesus and to conform us to the holy character and compassion of God himself. God wants us to understand that the focus of the Spirit is life-giving, not law-bringing.
Father God, thank you for the Holy Spirit who gives me life. Conform me to your will and transform me to be like Jesus. Form in me love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control. Inspire my passion and fan into flame the gifts you have given me by the Holy Spirit — gifts given to honor you and serve your people. In Jesus’ name I ask this. Amen.
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Reposted by: To Live Like Jesus Clothing Ministry on October 01, 2016 at 10:00PM