The Holy Spirit reminds people of Jesus’ words

Last updated on December 2, 2023

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)

The Holy Spirit leads people into truth. He reveals “the things that are to come,” as we saw yesterday. But He also reminds the disciples what Jesus had said before. In John 16:4, Jesus makes this very explicit: “I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.” This is true, for example, of Jesus’ resurrection. Only afterwards did His followers realize that their Lord had already announced this several times. Recalling what He had already said made it much easier for them to understand and accept the truth.

I believe the Holy Spirit continues to work in this way in the lives of believers today. When we read the Bible regularly, we too “hear” a lot of teaching from the Lord Jesus. But we don’t always understand it. It sometimes doesn’t seem applicable to our lives at the time. Or we are distracted before the words can really penetrate our hearts. But later, the Spirit can bring what we have read or heard back to our memory. Just when we need it, because He knows exactly what is going on in our hearts and lives.

How can you store Jesus’ words as a treasure in your heart, both for now and later?

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