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John 14:25-26

March 4, 2024
John 14:25-26

25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 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.


Jesus has spoken many words to his disciples during this farewell discourse, and there are more words to come. The disciples cannot possibly absorb everything Jesus has said in the moment. But Jesus plants these seeds while he is still with them so that they might benefit from them in good time. Jesus further comforts his disciples with the promise that the Holy Spirit will speak the very same truths to their hearts. What an encouragement that is to us as well! The Holy Spirit will help us to understand words that we had once read or heard in the Scriptures and which seemed to have gone right over our heads. 

Have you had the experience of suddenly understanding words in Scripture that you had previously read seemingly to no benefit?