Topic: The Holy Spirit Produces The Spiritual Fruit
9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:9 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
1 Corinthians 3:9 (NIV) ― 9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:9 (MSG) ― Or, to put it another way, you are God’s house. Using the gift God gave me as a good architect, I designed blueprints;
1 Corinthians 3:9 (NLT) ― 9 For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
Thoughts Of Devotion:
The Holy Spirit is the only one who can produce true spiritual fruit. The Scripture teaches us that we are the garden of God, the field in which the Holy Spirit continuously cultivates to produce spiritual fruit in abundance. The word cultivates means, “work or care for something to grow and give fruit and produce benefits.” This is exactly what the Holy Spirit does in our lives when we live in obedience and in intimacy with Him. We are built like a spiritual house, giving spiritual fruit as it tells us in 1 Peter 2:5, “you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
But this fruit will never be produced by human strength, or simply by one’s own will, it needs the Laborer, the Holy Spirit to work in the spiritual field in our heart! Only the Spirit of God can produce growth in us, as it states in 1 Corinthians 3:6, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.” What on occasions seems impossible, for us, the Holy Spirit can do it! And he can’t do it alone, but he desires to do it in us if we let him. The Holy Spirit desires to form in us a spiritual character, a life in which we will demonstrate genuine fruit, fruit that is pleasing to our Heavenly Father.
Today it is possible to change, no matter what the people say! At times we can think that producing spiritual fruit in the Spirit is not for us. But I encourage you this morning to believe more in the Word of God than your own emotions. Remember that we are His, our spiritual formation is in the process as it tells us in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” You are destined to give spiritual fruit for the Lord. The Holy Spirit dwells in you; therefore you have the capacity to give much fruit for Him.
1 Corinthians 3:6 (NKJV) ― 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV) ― 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your bodyand in your spirit, which are God’s.
Psalm 127:1 (NKJV) ― 127 Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV) ― 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
1 Peter 2:5 (NKJV) ― 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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