The Holy Spirit

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.  Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

John 16:7-11

When Jesus was talking to the disciples, they were understandably distressed at the fact that He was leaving them.  But, to comfort and reassure them, He told them that He would send the Comforter to be with them always.  This of course refers to the Holy Spirit.  He then went on to say that the Holy Spirit would help reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.

Those things are the “job” of the Holy Spirit.  Showing us sin, righteousness and judgment.  Those three things are really all we need.

He shows us our sin.  He shows us where we have failed and where we have gone astray.  He shows us where we are wrong.

He shows us righteousness.  He not only shows us where we are wrong, He shows us how to be right.  He gives us help in living a righteous life as a child of God.  He helps us to understand the Bible, which give us our instructions for living.

He shows us judgment.  He shows us how to discern the sin from the righteousness.  He not only shows us where we are wrong and how to be right, but He shows us how to make wise decisions about anything and everything that we encounter.

The Holy Spirit does all of those things for us.  He shows us where we are wrong, how to be right, and how to stay right.  What a wonderful God we serve and what a wonderful Comforter we have in us!

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