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The Holy Spirit Study 9: Our Teacher and Guide

The Holy Spirit Today Day 9 – Our Teacher and Guide

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26, ESV)

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16:13, ESV)

Can you imagine getting through a formal education with no teacher? Or can you imagine trying to learn a trade with no guidance or teaching? Or how about being raised without any parental figure to give direction or help? Each of these scenarios would not lead to a successful end; each one requires teaching and guidance to become skilled, mature, responsible and accomplished. 

When we become a Christian, we need teaching and guidance in order to know what is expected of us. We cannot be knowledgeable Christ-followers without teaching. God has not left us, though, without instruction or help for what He expects of us. He has given us not only His Word for teaching and guidance, but He’s also given us His Spirit. The Spirit and the Word are our guides for knowing how to live for Christ. God provided us with instruction, so there is no excuse to stay unlearned and untaught. 

In order for us to learn, we must be teachable. If we read His Word or He lays something upon our hearts and we dismiss it without applying those truths, we remain spiritually ignorant and fail to grow. We don’t want that, and He doesn’t want that for us either. So learning is possible when we open our hearts and minds to His teaching and guiding. Only then will we benefit from both the Word and the Spirit. May God help each of us to be willing students of His Word and teaching.

In what ways can you look back and see His provision for instruction in your spiritual journey? He graciously places godly people in our pathway who can help us in our quest to learn and for our benefit. He often provides preaching and ministry messages that further shape our knowledge of His Word. He speaks to our hearts in subtle and not-so-subtle ways to guide us toward wisdom and away from folly. He waits for us to meet with Him each day, spending time in His Word and communicating with Him. In these ways, He teaches us—about Himself, about ourselves, and about life. 

The Holy Spirit is so caring and loving to provide us with all we need to live effectively for Christ. May we open our hearts and minds to His teaching, and be willing to live in a way that brings honor and glory to Him.

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