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In Touch - Sept. 24, 2007

In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley

September 24, 2007 – The Holy Spirit: Our Teacher John 14:26

            Let’s be honest—some parts of the Bible are hard to understand. Have you ever read a section over and over again, trying to figure out exactly what God is trying to say?

            Fortunately, our heavenly Father has blessed believers with an instructor. This teacher is the Holy Spirit, who lives within us and serves as the bridge between our limited understanding and divine omniscience. In John 14:26, Jesus tells the disciples that the Holy Spirit “will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” When we have difficulty understanding a verse, or are struggling to remember a biblical truth, the Holy Spirit can guide us to the knowledge we are seeking.

            What a blessing it is to have the Spirit of God Himself as an instructor! No person is able to comprehend God’s thoughts. But the Holy Spirit—a member of the triune Godhead—can lead us into the knowledge we need to mature and successfully maneuver through the Christian life.

            God sends the Holy Spirit not only to help us understand, but also to transform our lives. He wants to shape and mold us into Christlike believers, so He reminds us of areas in our lives that need forgiveness and shows us how to deal with them.

            Thankfully, God didn’t design the Christian life to be a solo journey. Every single believer has a close companion and instructor—the Holy Spirit. As questions arise and seemingly insurmountable tasks pile up, trust in Him to provide answers and carry you through.


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