Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 14, 2019

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth”

Today’s devotion comes from Luke 18:31-34.

“Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.  For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him;  and the third day He will rise again.”  But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.”  Luke 18:31-34.

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“Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”  Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.  You are witnesses of these things.  And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you;  but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  Luke 24:44-53.

When we compare these Scriptures, we notice the importance placed on the accomplishment and fulfillment of what is written in the Scriptures.  We can and should trust God’s Word!

We also notice the importance of God enabling us to understand Scriptures.  God is sovereign and has the ability to hide the meaning of Scriptures and also has the ability to open minds to understand Scriptures.

With great delight, we read the role of the Holy Spirit in teaching us, disclosing things to us, bringing remembrance of Scriptures to us, and guiding us into all truth.

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.  Peace I leave with you;  My peace I give to you;  not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”  John 14:26-27.

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth;  for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak;  and He will disclose to you what is to come.  He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.”  John 16:13-14.


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