12 August 2021 – Ephesians 5:18-19 (NIV)

Scripture

“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,”

Reflection

Today’s verses fall in a letter of the apostle Paul addressed to the church in Ephesus. Paul contrasts being filled with the Holy Spirit with getting drunk. Drunkenness is a sin, it is destructive. As Christians, we need to constantly remind ourselves that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, the body that we have doesn’t belong to us anymore, it belongs to God (1 Corinthians 6:19). So we ought to honor God with our body.
As opposed to being drunk, we need to continually be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we can be a blessing to others and glorify God.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in your current situation

Prayer

Pray for God to comfort the people who are missing weddings, funerals, graduations: important family moments.

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Othniel David Dalla is the Foreign Students Ministry Leader at Shanghai Community Fellowship and a student at East China University of Science and Technology. He has been living in Shanghai since 2014.