"What is “intoxication?” And what does it have to do with God’s love?
The first definition links it to poisoning caused by alcohol or drugs. A secondary meaning, however, is simply “excitement or elation.” It is this elation that the early Christians experienced on the day of Pentecost, when onlookers accused them of being drunk. Their excitement was akin to the exuberance induced by too much wine, but it was of a different nature.
The Apostle Paul urged his readers to skip the fake elation and go for the real thing.
“Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18 NLT)
Since the primary nature of the Holy Spirit is love, we might call it Intoxicating love. It brings the excitement of new directions and goals, and the elation of knowing we are highly valued by God. So...skip the wine and sip the Spirit! See and feel the difference.
I will drink deeply of the love imparted by the Holy Spirit.
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