Good Spirit!

“You are my God; your Spirit is good.Lead me in the land of uprightness” (Psalm 143:10).

David calls the Spirit of God as ‘Good Spirit.’ From this, you can understand that spirits like bad spirits, dirty spirits, spirits which could create wicked things and spirits of fear are also there. But the Holy Spirit is good, holy and one who brings divinity within us. God spoke to Jacob and said, “Return to your country and to your family, and I will deal well with you” (Genesis 32:9). The Spirit will never act to do bad for you. He is good and one to do good always.

Expect good and beneficial things from God. He is your Heavenly Father. Is it not? A father cares for his child and does good things for him and when it is so, how much more will your Father who is in heaven do good things for you! Today, seek from God, what is good for you. Not dry lands but ask for good fertile lands and receive the same.

Look at the first two kings of Israel. On one side is Saul and on the other side is David. Saul opposed David and was in search of an opportunity to kill him with his spear.He was fuming with pride. He thought that his kingdom will be strengthened if David is killed. But look at David! Though God had delivered Saul into the hands of David, he refrained from doing harm saying that he would not stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed.

One day God gave an opportunity to understand David’s good thinking. Saul looked at David face to face and said, “You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil. And you have shown this day how you have dealt well with me; for when the Lord delivered me into your hand, you did not kill me. Therefore may the Lord reward you with good for what you have done to me this day” (I Samuel 24:17-19).

It is easy to do evil for evil. It is easy to take revenge with a grudge. These things are human nature. But what is divine nature? Jesus Christ Himself mentioned this in His Sermon on the mount. “But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also” (Mathew 5:39). “…whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. ….love your enemies, bless those who curse you” (Mathew 5:41, 44, 45).

Dear children of God, you are special than the people of the world. If you had been saved, Christ dwells in you. If you had received the anointment, the Holy Spirit has filled you up. So, reveal to the world, the divine characteristics He has given you. Inherit the preachings of Christ. Do good to others as much as possible.

To meditate: “Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai