#19: THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
Note: God is called “the God of Truth” (Isaiah 65:16). Jesus is “the Truth” (John 14:6) and Jesus referred to the
Holy Spirit as “the Spirit of Truth” (John 14:17, 15:26, 16:13).
As a light shining in a dark place
and growing brighter like the dawn of day,
God’s Word of Truth progressively enlightens
the understanding of those who receive it.
(II Peter 1:19, Psalm 119:105, 130, Proverbs 4:18)
As sunshine gives life and growth to vegetation,
the light of God’s truth produces life and growth
in those who receive it.
(Ephesians 4:15, Psalm 119:130, John 6:63, 68, Acts 5:20)
One with the life of Christ radiates God’s light;
and the light shines into the darkness and overcomes it.
(John 1:4-5, Matthew 5:14, Philippians 2:15, Ephesians 5:8)
Truth is a great light beaming forth,
causing the proud to fall and the humble to be exalted.
As truth shines forth, hidden things
in people’s hearts are revealed.
How quickly the grass and flowers fade,
but God’s Word of Truth is perfect,
incorruptible, alive, and endures forever.
(I Peter 1:23-25, Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 19:7, Hebrews 4:12)
Those who hunger for God and for His truth
will be filled with good things,
but the self-satisfied will be sent away empty.
(Luke 1:53, Matthew 5:6)
Like a skillful lawyer bringing forth clear, indisputable evidence
that exposes wrong doing,
the Spirit of Truth convicts lost people of their guilt of sin
and need for Christ.
(John 15:26, 16:7-11, 14, 6:44)
Like an archer aiming at his target, the aim of the Word of Truth
is to equip believers for good works.
(II Timothy 3:16-17, 2:15, II Corinthians 6:7)
Healthy food is profitable to nourish the body
and healthy teaching profits the whole person
– spirit, soul, and body.
(III John 2-4, I Timothy 4:6, Titus 1:9, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 103:5, I Thessalonians 5:23)
Note: this devotional is from Proverbs of Faith, Hope, and Love, Volume 1, from Days 3 and 64, pages 17-18, 145-146.