Today’s Reading | John 16:5-33
Help to Understand
How would you feel, if every time you sat down to take a test, the teacher sat down next to you and gave you all the answers for the test? Sounds pretty crazy doesn’t it? But amazingly, that is very similar to what this passage of Scripture tells us the Holy Spirit does for us. The disciples were promised that, when the Holy Spirit came, He would guide them into ALL truth. That is, He would be there to teach them and guide them to understand what Scripture says. Since the Holy Spirit lives inside of us, and since He was the author of Scripture, He gives us an awesome opportunity. He takes the responsibility of guiding us into understanding what a passage of Scripture means and how it applies to our lives. We must begin by praying for God’s help and guidance every time we read Scripture. We need also to be very careful to keep our lives pure so we do not miss this privilege by stifling His ministry in our lives. We must remember that every time we read the Bible, the Author is with us, wanting to help us understand what the passage says. He desires to have an intimate relationship with you. Ask Him to help you today.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?