“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
The Spirit of Truth
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come”. John 16:13
While Jesus was with His disciples whom He loved, He taught, protected and cared for them. Prior to His crucifixion knowing that He would soon be leaving the earth, Jesus spoke these comforting and strengthening words about the Holy Spirit, to His disciples.
Jesus’ words brought the assurance that the Holy Spirit will be their guide into the fullness of truth because like the Jesus, the Holy Spirit too represents to the world the eternal truth of God and His work is to seek the glory of Him that sent Him. For this reason, the Spirit will not speak of His own but will reveal things which are yet to come and that He also will convey to us what he hears from the Father.
Jesus expressed His total submission to the Father when He said “The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. John 16:10
How amazing is that we have His Spirit to guide and lead us into God’s truth! Like David, our one prayer should be that He will never leave us.
Dear Lord many times we have grieved Your Holy Spirit in not giving Him the rightful place in our lives. We submit to You this morning and surrender to the leading of Your Spirit of Truth. Amen
Theo & Manju