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July 13, 2011
This entry is part 845 of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
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So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
— First Samuel 16:12-13

Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
— Second Corinthians 1:21-22

The anointing David received is a picture of the New Testament believers’ experience of the Spirit (Acts 10:38; 2 Cor. 1:21). Therefore, we should seek to live and walk in the Spirit continually (Gal. 5:25). If we are faithful to follow the Lord who chose us, our experience of the anointing Spirit will become more substantial. The apostle John describes the assurance the Spirit brings: “By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit” (1 John 4:13).

Adapted from David: After God’s Heart, page 43.

Tomorrow: “Pray to be Filled with the Spirit (1)”

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