Wednesday, September 6, 2017

the Spirit of Truth

Wednesday, 9/6/17: John 14:15-19 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live."

The Spirit of Truth... I've been thinking about this. How the Lord gives us His Spirit to show His people what is really certain, accurate, correct. We get so much distorted news, so many opinionated details of men... so much "political and social corrected'ness" that spiritual holiness is regularly defamed, defaulted, desensitized, devalued.

But if we know God... meaning, if we make it our priority to know and obey His Word and believe and receive His Son as our Savior and King...., well, God will actually live with us! He will take residence in our lives. He will reveal to us what this world of disaster can never, ever know. Peace. His eternal peace. No matter the storm. No matter the sorrow. No matter the trial. No matter the horror. The Spirit of Truth will bring us His clear, perfect peace and a living hope with a secure future.

I have been praying for some time about the condition of our country. I have quietly lifted up the many debates of topics that have monopolized the condition and rising tone of our society. It saddens me to watch so many people ignore and defy what I read in my Bible. When did God's instruction become optional for any of us? We need His Truth, folks. We will die without His love. When did this "one nation under God" stop accepting God? I pray that we will repent soon. I pray that He will bless us. I pray that we will humbly turn away from our selfish desires and surrender our care to the Most High rather than continue to saturate ourselves with sinful folly. Only His Word brings peace... not our urges or feelings or comfort levels. No, only God's Word is certain, accurate, correct for life.

Proverbs 1:22-33 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you... Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

John 14:23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them."

Do you know God's Spirit of Truth?



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