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The Helper, the Holy Spirit

September 30, 2019


The Helper, the Holy Spirit

Some people don’t read God’s word  because they claim they don’t understand it.      But,  when one doesn’t read  the Bible,  they greatly diminish their chances  of understanding it  —  and they can most easily  be misled  by all sorts  of false preachers.      That is an awfully careless way  of treating the one-and-only means  of our eternal salvation.      The Bible is easily accessible  from bookstores and online.      All we need to do  is realize that it is God wanting  to talk to us  and teach us.     And, of course,  we should want to listen  to God Almighty,  our Creator and Redeemer.

Jesus made us a promise  that can give us hope  as we crack open His word and try  to understand  it.      The disciples also were concerned  about their understandings,  so in John 14:26,  Jesus assures them,

But the Helper,  the Holy Spirit,  whom the Father will send  in My name,  He will teach you all things,  and bring to your remembrance  all that I said to you.

We are promised help  from the Holy Spirit  as we study God’s word  and as we live it out.      As we take the time  to prayerfully meditate  on what God says to us  in the Bible,  our prayers for understanding  will be answered  because God wants us to understand  —  and to want to understand.       Jesus suffered and died  on the cross  to pay for all our sins.      Most surely  He does not want His outpouring of love  wasted on us.      He wants us  to understand the importance  of knowing His promises,  believing them,  confessing our sins,  and accepting His forgiveness,  so we can have eternal life in heaven.

So, we can prayerfully  open our Bibles  and thoughtfully read  to understand  all that God has done for us in Jesus Christ.       Jesus promised   that the Holy Spirit will teach us  and help us  to remember  what is said,  so that we can  connect what we read  to God’s whole plan  of salvation  for us.      We certainly will never be sorry  for time spent learning  from our Lord and Savior.      We cannot help  but be enriched  for moments spent  learning with God.

The apostle  John  took Jesus at His word  and became  a very able witness  to God’s truths.      In 1 John 2:27,  John reaffirms  Jesus’  promise to us,  by saying,

And as for you,  the anointing  which you received from Him  abides in you,  and you have no need  for any one to teach you,  but as His anointing teaches you  about all things,  and is true  and is not a lie,  and just as it has taught you,  you abide in Him.

When we first learned about  salvation in Jesus Christ  and came to faith,  we were anointed  by the Holy Spirit.      It was God  who led us to His word,  and it was God  who sparked faith within us.      That is why  we are to continue  abiding in Him  —  studying His word to us  on our own  and letting the Holy Spirit  teach us.      As we diligently  and prayerfully study  and meditate  on God’s word,  He will teach us  His truths.      This is exactly  what God wants us to do  —  in fellowship with Him.

With the treasures of God’s word  stored  in our hearts and minds,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  thank You for caring about us so much  that You are willing  to come to us  as individuals  and teach us  from Your word.      Thank You  for helping us to see   that Your word  is our eternal treasure.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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