Passage: John 14:15-24
Verse: John 14:16-17a (NIV 2011)
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.
The suggested focus of this passage, from the devotional, is upon the Holy Spirit or “the Spirit of truth.” We learn, from the Spirit of truth, about the Father and about Jesus, the Christ. This passage also teaches us about those individuals who have a love for Jesus. It makes the connection between love and obedience. Jesus told us that if we love Him we will also keep His commands. We can be reassured, as we read the Scriptures, that the Father will send the Holy Spirit to guide us toward a full understanding of His truth. However, we are often reminded that we need to love… and obey… Jesus. May we have a deep love for Jesus. May we willingly obey His commands. May our knowledge of God continue to grow as we continue to grow in our obedience. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)