What Jesus Did! 'Why We Trust Their Message' — John 15:26-27

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

[Jesus said,] "But I will send you the Advocate — the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me. And you must also testify about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry."
— John 15:26-27 NLT

Key Thought

The apostles of Jesus are trustworthy witnesses to the will of Jesus for several reasons. Jesus mentions two crucial reasons here. First, Jesus sent them the Holy Spirit to ensure their truth as well as give them heavenly insight. Second, they had been with Jesus from the beginning, knowing his word and observing his life. By selecting apostles and then sending them the Spirit to continue his work and teaching through them, Jesus made sure that others would be left to start his church and teach his truth. So let's listen to them as they reveal Jesus to us!

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous Father, thank you for leaving reliable and inspired witnesses to Jesus' life. I thank you for their stories of Jesus and their desire to bless future generations of your people. Make me more passionate to know your will that is revealed through their accounts of the life and teaching of Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • Ephesians 2:19-20


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Illustration of John 15:26-27 NLT — "But I will send you the Advocate — the Spirit of truth."

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.

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.