11/11/2018 — John Chapters 14-17
I have commented before on the lyrical and poetic language the Holy Spirit instilled within John when he penned his Gospel.
These three chapters are filled with this poetry — 14:1-3 Jesus going as a bridegroom to prepare a home for His bride (the church;) 15:1-8 Jesus as the true vine; 16:15-17 Jesus as a “friend,” not a master; 16:22-24 our grief will turn to joy; 16:33 believers are promised peace because Jesus has overcome the world.
The passage that sticks with me from today’s reading is the numerous promises of what the Holy Spirit brings believers:
John 16: 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”