THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The new employee was being trained by an older employee.
He asked, “How do we make the boss happy?”
The older employee answered, “Be DOING!”
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Recently I read an article “Beyond the Quiet Time,” by Jared C. Wilson.
He said, “The ‘don’t get drunk’ stuff I totally understand. .... But it’s that
other part. ‘Be Filled by the Spirit.’ .... How do I go about ‘being filled?’”
Most folk know that excessive drinking causes inebriation.
Along with that drunkenness comes: loss of muscular control, inability
to think properly, and long-lasting effects on the organs of the body.
So it’s not hard to grasp, “be not drunk with wine.”
Now, the words “be filled” indicate a constant busyness.
WHY must we be busy about being filled with God’s Holy Spirit?
First, as humans, we have a problem with concentration.
We are easily distracted because of so many things
going on around us.
Concentration is a matter of consciously and constantly returning to it.
Second, we have a problem with consecration.
Our lives are constantly changing.
It’s difficult to keep a living, changing person in a dedicated mode.
Consecration is a matter of focusing on dedication TODAY.
Concentrate to consecrate!