What is precious to a True Lover of Scriptures....someone who has sat down and read through the Bible several times....each time seeing and understanding more and more of those boring listings in the Old Testament....what is precious is hearing some part of a verse or section that you read many times and never saw it!!!! Like take for instance.....when we read of the Angel talking to Joseph about Mary, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus!
If you read the Old Testament and see the many times the Holy Spirit is talked about....you see that He hoovers over people and a few times you read how He is in and a few times taken away forever...but most of the time you see how He is the sensitive side of the Godhead and humans needs some corrections to stop the sins that hurt Him.
Now here is Joseph being talked to about the Holy Spirit....he is not perceiving this the way we do today! He is not seeing the Holy Spirit during this announcement with the Revival history, movement on people, and nations like we do. He is probably remembering how the Spirit was with King Saul and the prophets when they were all naked in the old story in the Old Testament. Or the story of Elijah and the pronouncement of the Spirit leading people.
His concept of Him is Not what we have today. Remember....all he had was the reading of the Old Testament and The Writings on the Sabbath in the Temple. Very limited knowledge. But his faith with this limited knowledge was HUGE in the God of Abramham.
How BIG is our faith in God with ALL the history and knowledge do we have?
Oswald ChambersOswald Chambers is best known for His book - My Utmost for His Highest.