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May 25

Blessing


“He shall glorify me.” —John 16:14


Read John 16:5-15


On the Day of Pentecost we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, sent by God the Father and God the Son, the Three in One. Augustine made a comparison to illustrate the Trinity: the human brain can be split up into three parts – thought, memory, and re-call. These three aspects can be looked at separately, but they really belong together. In the same way, the Holy Spirit truly be-longs to the Trinity.


The Spirit of God teaches us to see that by nature we walk on Bunyan’s broad way, that in and of ourselves, we are miserable sinners. However, through God’s love, this same Spirit leads us to Christ. When the will has been changed, the sinner discovers the love that Christ has for sinners, transforming the sinner’s desire into doing good and abhorring evil.

This love of God is so powerful that day after day He sends His Spirit to draw sinners to Christ through the Word (Rom. 10:17). Do not reject the blessing of the Spirit of Pentecost – study His Word with a prayerful heart!


What does verse 14 tell us about the work of the Holy Spirit?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Education Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: bookorders@frcna.org.

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