June 12, 2020
When I was much younger there was a series of movies that came out starring an also much younger Clint Eastwood. These movies pushed the violence limits of that era. The plot was centered around a detective named Harry Callahan, otherwise known as Dirty Harry.
Each movie featured a one line statement from the detective that became the trademark of the movie. One of the movie’s statements was, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
Praise God that does not apply to the presence of the Holy Spirit within those who are born-again in Jesus Christ!
John 3:34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.
There are two understandings here to assist us in our growth of faith.
- The words of Jesus can be trusted because they are the fullness of the infinite mind of God through the power of the infinite Spirit of God who fills Jesus without limit.
- Jesus gives the Holy Spirit without measure to all who believe in Him and are born again.
Practically speaking, Jesus has no limitations in knowing the will of the Father, and the Holy Spirit in us has no limitations to reveal to us the will of the Father for our lives. Our flesh may limit Him, but He has been given to us without measure.
Let that sink in this weekend. The knowledge of God’s truth, and the understanding of His will and purpose for our lives, has not been limited by God, but is only limited by our choices to pursue the flesh rather than the Spirit. We must know our own limitations, but we must never blame them on God. He has given us the infinite, limitless, indwelling, and all-empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.