Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight (Ps. 144:1 KJV)
The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. Jesus said, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (Jn. 14:26 KJV). The primary course that the Spirit teaches is called Christ! He was sent by God to teach us about the Messiah. Paul says “But ye have not so learned Christ” in Eph. 4: 20, signifying that Christ is a life lesson for us to learn!
However, there is an aspect of the teaching of the Holy Spirit that we also need to know and put to work in our lives, especially in natural everyday affairs of life. David said, in our verse above, that the Lord taught his hands to war and his fingers to fight. This teaching is not our traditional teaching of instructing someone or transferring information. The Lord did not give David a lecture on how to fight. He instead taught David by imparting unto him the skill to fight. His hands were supernaturally enabled to fight. God can impart ability as such. He imparted the skill to a man called Bezaleel making him able to build all the complicated utensils in the Temple( Exo. 32:2-5).
The Spirit of God still does that today. He imparts knowledge and ability as He teaches us spiritual and natural things.
David had to be taught how to fight as a King. What do you have to learn in life that seems overwhelming to you? Declare and fill in the blank “The Lord is my Strength(ability), and He is teaching my hands and imparting to me the skills to —.“
APPLY THE WORD
You can start developing a relationship with the Spirit as your Teacher by learning to trust and depend on Him.Learn to talk to Him in your everyday task.
Thank the Lord for giving the Holy Spirit to be your Teacher in life.
Recommended Read: Understanding the Holy Spirit
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