Spirit of Power

Our Bible Reading today is about Othniel, the first judge of Israel. Notice that verse 10 says that the Spirit of the Lord came upon Othniel. We saw yesterday that God gave wisdom through His Spirit to men who would lead His people. God also gave power through His Spirit.
Other examples of men to whom God gave power through His Spirit are Gideon (Judges 6:34), Jephthah (Judges 11:29) and Samson (we will look more at Samson in tomorrow’s devotion). God gave these men power through His Spirit so they could defeat Israel’s enemies and lead God’s people.
Today God gives us power through His Spirit to serve Him, to strengthen the church, and to share the Good News about Jesus with the world (2 Timothy 1:7-14). The Spirit gives us special gifts so we can do the things God wants us to do (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Hebrews 2:4). The Holy Spirit helps us share the Good News about Jesus with all people.