Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Spirit of Truth

“He is the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:17 CSB)

Jesus spoke to Nicodemus of the Spirit and the wind. “The wind blows where it will. You hear the sound of it, but you don’t know where is comes from or where it’s going. So it is with the Spirit.” In His statement, the word for “wind” and the word for “Spirit” are exactly the same in the Greek language. That may be one reason Nicodemus seemed a little confused.

Jesus spoke of the coming of a new Counselor, the Holy Spirit, to His disciples as He prepared them for His departure. He told them the Spirit would speak truth to them and remind them of all truth and would point them to Him. He would be the Enabler of the church, our Guide. He would dwell in us and unify us.

This is why we can say with the psalmist, “My heart is confident God… I will praise You, Lord… For Your faithful love is as high as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. God, be exalted above the heavens; let your glory be over the whole earth.”

Today, may the Counselor, the “One Called Alongside” us, the Spirit of truth impart wisdom, strength, and blessings to each of us today as we walk with Him.

May it be so, Lord. Amen.

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