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The Spirit of Truth – May 22, 2024

[Jesus said] “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.”
John 15:26,27

The Spirit of Truth

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Daily Devotion – May 22, 2024

Devotion based on John 15:26,27

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When you look at a photograph of yourself, you flash back to that moment in time. One feature of storing photos digitally is you can get an automatic flashback notification on your phone. For example, Amazon Photos or Google Storage will show you pictures you took a year ago, five years ago, or however long it’s been. You can relive that day through the pictures you took.

On the Day of Pentecost, Jesus’ disciples had a flashback. Jesus had promised his disciples that he would send them the Advocate, a helper. This Advocate was the Holy Spirit, who came upon the disciples in power on Pentecost. They remembered that Jesus had promised to do this for them.

Jesus had also told the disciples what the Holy Spirit would do. He would testify about Jesus. And the Spirit would help the disciples to do the very same thing. With the help of the Spirit, the disciples recalled the life of Jesus, the words he spoke, and the deeds he did. Guided by the Spirit, they wrote about Jesus and his teachings. These writings make up the New Testament of the Bible. They testify about Jesus.

It’s always interesting looking at a photo with others who were also in the picture. You remember different things, different details. You help each other to fill in the memory blanks.

The Holy Spirit would make sure the disciples would record and remember everything about Jesus’ life we needed to know. They testify so “that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).

Because Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, we can be sure that God’s Word is the truth. We can be sure that the same Holy Spirit will work through that Word to create and strengthen faith, to forgive sins, and to give new life.

Dear Jesus, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit on the disciples. Help me to trust the testimony written about you in the Bible. Amen.

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