The Holy Spirit is the giver of all good things to the people of God. Our ingratitude appears in our hunger for more—more miracles, more revelation, more gifts—and our inability to see His generosity. May it be our prayer that the Spirit will grant us more repentance.
He who does not know God the Holy Spirit cannot know God at all.
When Christ hath fully proved to the world the truth of His mediatorship, office and doctrine, must He still continue the same actions? Is it not enough that He sealed it up once, but must He set a new seal for every man that requireth it in every age? Then miracles would be no miracles. Must your landlord seal your lease anew every time you will causelessly question his former seal? Then, if Christ had done miracles a thousand, every man that was not present should come and say, “Do the like before me also, or I will not believe.” Will you put God to this, that either He must work constant miracles in every age, and before every man, or else He must not be believed?
We ought not to forget those most excellent benefits of the divine Spirit, which He distributes to whomever He wills, for the common good of mankind. . . It is no wonder, then, that the knowledge of all that is most excellent in human life is said to be communicated to us through the Spirit of God.
God sealed you by giving you the gift of His Spirit. Every child of God bears the same seal, is indwelt by the same Holy Spirit.
V. Raymond Edman
The Spirit-filled life is no mystery revealed to a select few, no goal difficult of attainment. To trust and obey is the substance of the whole matter.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
As in the case of the building of the tabernacle (Ex. 31:3), so in the case of the building of the new temple of God, gifts of the Spirit are given to equip the people of God and to enable them to set on display the glory of God.