What Jesus Did! 'Two Great Blessings to Know Jesus' Will' — John 14:24-26

Thursday, September 29, 2022

[Jesus said,] "Anyone who doesn't love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative — that is, the Holy Spirit — he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you."
— John 14:24-26 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus' words are God's words. When we obey Jesus, we obey the Father. When we disobey Jesus, we disobey the Father. So how will we know what Jesus wants us to do? Two great blessings: One blessing is Scripture, especially the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell us about Jesus' life and words. The other blessing is the Holy Spirit, which helps us understand Jesus' words, reminds us of Jesus' words when we are trying to live for him, and leads us to become more like Christ.

Today's Prayer

Father, please bless me as I seek to obey Jesus and live according to his words for my life. Thank you for the Holy Spirit who is at work to bring those words to life in me. Forgive me, dear Father, when I have not sought to know more about Jesus in Scripture or when I have resisted the work of the Spirit to transform me to be more like my Savior. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 2:26-27
  • 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
  • Galatians 5:22-26

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Illustration

Illustration of John 14:24-26 NLT — "Anyone who doesn't love me will not obey me.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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