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

Saturday, September 29, 2018

"But the person that does not love me does not obey my teaching. This teaching that you hear is not really mine. It is from my Father who sent me.
"I have told you all these things while I am with you. But the Helper will teach you everything. The Helper will cause you to remember all the things I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name."
— John 14:24-26 NLT
Illustration of John 14:24-26 NLT — "But the person that does not love me does not obey my teaching. This teaching that you hear is not really mine. It is from my Father who sent me. "

Key Thought

Jesus' words are God's words. When we obey him, 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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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.