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TRAITS OF A GODLY MAN

June 25, 2015

Thursday

 

John 16:13

 

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

 

 

LESSON

 

Jesus never acted on His “own initiative,” but only in obedience to the Father. “The Spirit,” who would reveal “the truth,” would do the same. This description implies the Spirit’s complete equality with Jesus in the Godhead. The Spirit would not give revelation that conflicted with what Jesus had taught. The source of both the Son’s and the Spirit’s teaching was the Father.

Specifically, the Spirit would reveal things still future. While this revelation would include yet unknown facts about the future, the expression covers all that would be ahead for the disciples following Jesus’ separation from them.

Too many of us fail to appropriate the enabling power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, relationships and ministries to our own detriment. The Holy Spirit gives supernatural wisdom, understanding and sensitivity to help people at the precise point of their most essential need. The Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, can direct our life as clearly as a GPS system, if we will listen.

 

Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:9

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