Scripture: Luke (NIV) 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
26 It has been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.
27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,
28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation…
Observation: In verse 25 we read that Simeon had a close relationship with the Holy Spirit. In verse 26 we read that the Holy Spirit communicated to Simeon. In verse 27 we see that the Holy Spirit directed Simeon into the temple courts. Then in verses 34-35 the Holy Spirit spoke prophetically through Simeon.
Application: Jesus knew what Leon would need so He sent the Holy Spirit to live in Leon. I depend on the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s word and will to me. He directs me to the place where I can be used by God. At times He even gives me what to say.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, I cannot live the life of Jesus in my own strength. Jesus relied on you when He walked on this earth; how much is it even more important that I rely on you. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!