Day Forty – הַיּוֹם אַרְבָּעִים לָעֹמֵר
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 1Corinthians 12:13
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2Corinthians 3:17
“We are family…”
Through the power of the Spirit we can live together as a truly free family. With all the divisions and varieties of biblical doctrines and practices this seems like an impossible vision. Yet God declares these things to be true. Could it be that our problem is that we still view too much of our relationships from a “flesh” perspective and not from a “spirit” worldview? In the world to come we will all worship God. His name will be one and all will bow to Him. We live in a time where the kingdom “realities are already and not yet.” How well do we rehearse the promises of God?
• Lord, where do I have too much focus on human divisions and not enough sight on Your unities? How can I retain the unity of the Spirit without compromising the truth of the gospel?
• A conversation with one other: Many divisions between people are based upon definitions. How do differing opinions on how to know truth contribute to this problem?
• Read together in a group John 8:31-58. What was the heart problem with those who couldn’t hear Yeshua’s message of truth? What awareness about freedom and slavery were not correctly understood? What were the implications for them? And for us?
Resources for Day 40 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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