'The Holy Spirit... will teach you all things...' John 14:26 NKJ
Did you ever have a teacher who carried around a chipped, coffee–stained World’s Best Teacher mug? The real World’s Best Teacher doesn’t carry around any sort of mug. According to Jesus, the WBT is the Holy Spirit. And there’s two good reasons why. (1) His tuition is one–on–one personal. He doesn’t mind your questions or your mistakes, He’s there to help every step of the way. (2) He has full knowledge about you, your past and your future. And He wants to clean up your past so your future is a blessing to yourself and others. He has the perfect solution to every problem you face. He knows exactly how to turn around a nightmare scenario into a win–win. But unlike a school teacher, He won’t demand that you pay attention. If you want to be a disciple (or ‘learner’) of Jesus, you need to show up every day for class, not just every once in a while. It means you have to listen intently, do the reading assignments and take notes. It means trusting that the Teacher knows what He’s talking about even if you don’t see how what He’s telling you right now relates to you personally. The Holy Spirit doesn’t make mistakes: what seems irrelevant now may be just what you need tomorrow.
SoulFood: Isa 12-16; John 6:25-34; Ps 85; Pro 27:20-22
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