James was the first of the disciples to be killed and the only one whose death is actually recorded in scripture. This passionate, zealous man with his thunderous personality spread the gospel till the day he died. He was still a man of passion and with his passion under the control of the Holy Spirit, he was so instrumental in the spread of the truth that it had aroused the wrath of Herod. He used his God-given qualities for the Lord's service and no doubt, Jesus was pleased. What qualities do you possess that need to be under the control of the Holy Spirit? Pray and ask the Lord to help guide you to use them for his greater purposes.
Posted on Sat, February 23, 2013
by First Baptist Church Lewisville