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Devotional - week of November 22, 2015


TAUGHT ALL THINGS

He (the Holy Spirit) will teach you all things … John 14:26

One of the many promises that Jesus makes to believers is that “The Holy Spirit will teach us all things.”

We should take the “all” to mean that not one segment of our Christian lives is outside the boundaries of this promise.

The promise takes on new meaning when we realize our constant need of new insights—in our relationships, on our jobs, in our social lives, at church, at school.

It is a common experience among believers to turn to the Lord for insight only after hours—perhaps years—of seeking an answer to some circumstance. The Lord gives the light and then we wonder why it took us so long to look to Him in our perplexity.

Perhaps, though, our most constant need to rely on the Holy Spirit’s teaching is in our Bible reading and study.

… no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:20-21

When we look to the Holy Spirit to teach us the Scriptures, we find that the author of the passage becomes the teacher of the passage. What refreshing times are ours when we turn to the Scriptures while trusting the Holy Spirit to teach us.