Monday, September 06, 2010
"The Comforter, The Holy Ghost...he shall teach you all things."
There is a heavenly wisdom which the Holy and Blessed Spirit alone can give. He sheds a sacred light on His own word of truth, and by His personal and living teachings--opens, enlarges, and persuades the heart to receive what He thus shows and teaches.
However valuable and blessed the book of God is, we cannot be made wise unto salvation by the word itself--without the special teachings of the Holy Spirit as a personal and living instructor. He can suit His teachings to our case; knows when, where, and how to teach us; can bear with our ignorance and stupidity; give us the right lesson at the right time and in the right way; and do for us what no earthly teacher can--write His own laws upon our hearts and give us will and power to keep and obey them.
"Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go."
By J. C. Philpot