CONCERN FOR CHRIST'S GLORY
In the Godhead, there is an uncommon concern by the Holy Spirit that goes far beyond any human concerns. He is jealous for the glory of Jesus Christ. As Jesus finishes His teaching about the Holy Spirit, Jesus says, “He will glorify Me” (John 16:14). You cannot find this kind of jealousy in human relationships. We are too preoccupied with our own importance.
Sanders continues on this theme, “Thus with a blessed mutuality, the members of the Godhead give honor and glory to each other. As the supreme Lover of Christ, the Holy Spirit is jealous of His glory and interests. He cannot bear to see a waning or cooling love for the Lord. As we give Him opportunity, He fans the fire of our devotion.”
If you were to ask the Spirit to describe your devotion to the Lord, your intimacy with Him, what would the Spirit say?
J. Oswald Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God, Discovery House, 2000, page 72.
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