Spirit of Truth

“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and declare it to you. Everything the Father has is Mine. This is why I told you that He takes from what is Mine and will declare it to you.” John 16:12-15 HCSB

There was once a fictional movie made in which the main character was given the power to only tell the truth without reserve. It was virtually impossible for him to tell a lie. This seemed like an entertaining plot, but the character would often say inappropriate things at the wrong times that caused conflict, confusion, and even hurt people. In the movie this was intended to be funny. The Holy Spirit dwells within every believer to help guide him in all Truth in order to live a life of integrity.

In these verses Jesus uses the term “Spirit of Truth” for the Holy Spirit. Jesus declared He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). The Holy Spirit is to declare the truth of Jesus Christ. The Bible also states, “The Truth shall set you free” (John 8:32). Jesus desires for every believer to abide in the truth, to know His plan for his life, and to bring honor and glory to God the Father. The Holy Spirit helps us discover the truth about Jesus and the truth about our own lives so we can become more like Jesus and bring glory to Him.

Challenge: Listen to the truth as the Holy Spirit reveals it in your life. Seek and follow the Truth (Jesus Christ). Pray that others will see the truth of Jesus Christ in your life as you live a life of truth.

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