“When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment.” John 16:8 HCSB
There have been times in my life when I have felt the urging of the Holy Spirit. I have been convicted to do or not to do something. This is the Holy Spirit working within my life to guide me in the right direction. Sometimes He has prompted me to help someone in need and at other times He has directed me to avoid a certain person or activity so as to not sin.
The Holy Spirit works in our world to convict a lost person of his or her sin and the need to accept Jesus as his or her personal Savior. The Holy Spirit also convicts believers of sin and points them in right direction – toward righteousness. Jesus is the supreme example of righteousness; we should strive to be more and more like Him each day. The Holy Spirit will help us become righteous. The Holy Spirit also convicts people of the judgment that is coming when everyone will face a Holy God and be required to give an account of his or her life.
Challenge: Ask the Holy Spirit to work in the world and in your life. Follow His prompting and direction. He will guide you in the ways of righteousness and will help you to be a witness for Jesus Christ.