Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (John 16:7 ESV)
The mystery of the Trinity is very complex, but by faith we know it exists. God is three persons in One: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as our Helper who guides us “in all truth” concerning his and our Father’s will. It is reassuring to know that he is with us and that we can speak to him. He affirms us and helps us recall Scripture appropriately and on time when we face a dilemma. The Holy Spirit prompts us to act when we need to, and he gives us the words to say whenever someone needs to hear a truth or encouragement from him.
I am fond of the Spirit because he is gentle and full of wisdom. He is our divine companion and friend who stays with us. In my experience, I sense his presence through prayer and in moments of reflection whenever I read the Bible. He often shares examples of scenarios where God’s truth apply. As his student, I can clearly see where he wants me to make self improvements and know when he commends me for following his instruction. And as a disciplinarian, he first turns up the heat of conviction whenever I do something wrong. The guilt he lays on me is supposed to help me come to my senses so that I snap out of my disobedience. He is protecting me from Satan’s lies and deceiving ways so that I don’t make a wreck of myself and negatively affect my loved ones.
The Holy Spirit helps us discern the will of God, to know right from wrong, and to choose good over evil. What a blessing he is to us and may we continue to love, honor, and worship him!