May 31, 2020
Today’s devotion for Pentecost Sunday is based on Acts 2:12, “Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
On that day of Pentecost, that was the perplexing work of the Holy Spirit. On that day, the Holy Spirit enabled the disciples of Jesus to speak in languages they did not know. While the disciples were the ones speaking, it is the Holy Spirit who did as he used them to proclaim a message that everyone there needed to understand. He did this to proclaim Jesus Christ.
The work of the Holy Spirit was perplexing in that day.
It is still perplexing today. In the eyes of the world, nothing so plain as the gospel should be so powerful or so life-changing. Nothing so plain as the gospel should have such an impact on so many souls. But that’s the thing about the message of full forgiveness through faith in Christ. It’s the very tool the Holy Spirit uses to change hearts forever. Don’t be perplexed by it, rejoice in it.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for the Holy Spirit. He uses the message of the gospel to bring us to Christ and keep us in Christ. Empower us to marvel in thankfulness for what he does. In the name of the Holy Spirit, the continuing spirit of Jesus, I pray. Amen.