HOST: Ron House
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
It is amazing to read of the great love Jesus had for His apostles. He is preparing to leave them. He knows that it will be a devastating loss for them and a difficult situation to deal with, but He gives them the assurance that He will not leave them alone and helpless. He will continue to be with them through the Spirit of truth, to dwell with them and in them, bringing comfort to their hearts and understanding to their minds. As they continue to walk in His commandments, He will continue to be with them, guiding and teaching them. But the Spirit of truth Jesus promised to His apostles was not meant only for their benefit. That Spirit endowed them with the knowledge and understanding that produced the written Word of God, and that Word continues to teach and benefit every generation of humanity. Through His Spirit, God has provided a guide in His Word for all who will read it, believe it, and apply it to their lives. It is a great testament to God’s love for all of us!
How does God’s Word demonstrate His love for us?
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