John 16:13 – May 30, 2020

But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. John 16:13 NABRE           

Jesus teaches the Spirit will teach and remind the disciples about Jesus. This verse, the Spirit of truth, will guide you to all truth, is a revelation that Jesus is the truth, the Father is truth and the Spirit is truth. This truth is the revelation of God through the Son. Jesus has taught much, and all of His teaching may not be clear to the disciples, thus Jesus informs that the Spirit will come to them and give them  understanding and remind them of the things not remembered. The role of the Spirit is to cause the message of Jesus to enter into the hearts of the faithful and go deeper and be more influential in their lives, giving them complete understanding of faith. As the verse continues Jesus informs that the Spirit does not speak independently of the Father and Jesus, just as Jesus has said He does not speak on His own but tells the truth as He has heard from the Father. So too the Spirit does not speak on His own but will speak what He hears. He will remind them of the things coming, not anything new that they have not heard, but the things coming that Jesus has already told them is coming. So the Spirit guides and influences towards what God wants known. 

The Spirit of truth is within us, we must call upon the Spirit daily, discovering truth and living with a guide. The Spirit leads us if we allow, and our life will influence others while bringing joy to ourselves. It will seem counter to our selfish nature, but if we follow we will be blessed. 

Do you seek the Spirit? Do you follow the guidance of the Spirit?

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