Reading #52 – Don’t Simply Be Clean; Be Holy and Ready for Good Works

Something simple.

Vessels in a house – plates, cups etc.

They need to be clean, especially in God’s house. Why? Once they are cleansed from filth, they can be used for greater purposes.

Once cleansed, they shall be filled. That is made holy so that they can be used for God’s purpose and for God’s work. Once we are saved, we are saved to do good works, to do God’s work by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and by His power.

1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1)

“The cleansing from sin secures the filling with the Spirit.” (Andrew Murray)

Instruments, servants all have this in common. They are all wholly dependent upon a higher being. They have no independence. Apart from the Master, they can do nothing.

The fellowship between a servant and a Master is proven in the work. If you are truly God’s servant and you truly work for Him alone and no other Master, His strength and favor shall be upon you when you work. His eyes shall follow you wherever you go and His approval will be felt by your spirit. His joy shall be your strength.

God’s presence is proven in the work of the servant. So, may good works abound. May you be prepared to do good works through Christ who dwells with you by the Holy Spirit, that His light may shine.

If the world rewards its workers for their work, how much more will God reward you for your work and fill you with all the fullness of God!

My heart rejoices to serve. How the Lord has shown me that any task, whether great or lowly, if done in Him, will be of great joy to my heart, as if I am coming into who I really am and what I am created for! Oh, may my heart be diligent in serving my one and only Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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