John 6:1 – 15;17
With only 14 days left reading the Bible in 90 Days, we are in the middle of the Gospel of John. Jesus continues to teach and heal the lost. Throughout his teaching he reminds his disciples that he must die so he can rise again and live. Highlights from today’s reading include the feeding of the 5000, Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, the anointing of Jesus by Mary and the promise of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture John 14:25-27
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Jesus is speaking to his disciples explaining that he will be leaving them soon. Even though He is leaving, Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit will be sent to them. It will be as if Jesus is there next to the disciples teaching them AND even reminding them of all of the words that Jesus spoke to them. He also promises them peace so they won’t be anxious or fearful.
When we trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit dwells within us. While we might not physically see Jesus like his disciple did, we do have the presence of the Holy Spirit. As we read the scriptures, we learn that the Holy Spirit will bring us comfort and peace (John 14:27). He also will help us recall what we have learned from the scriptures so we can testify and share the good news of Salvation through Jesus Christ. We also see that the Holy Spirit convicts us. This is a little further down in John but it is important. The Holy Spirit uses our conscience to remind us when we are sinning or tempted to sin. There are many other things that the Holy Spirit does for believers and we should remember that the Jesus didn’t leave us alone after his ascension to heaven. His Holy Spirit is with all believers right now!
Father thank you for your gift of the Holy Spirit. It provides direction and truth for my life. It also helps me understand and apply your scriptures.