What Jesus Did! 'The Truth of Jesus' — John 16:12-15

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"I have many more things to say to you. But those things are too much for you to accept now. But when the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you into all truth. The Spirit of truth will not speak his own words. He will speak only what he hears. He will tell you the things that will happen. The Spirit of truth will bring glory to me. How? He will get things from me and tell them to you. All the things that the Father has are mine. That is why I said that the Spirit will get things from me and tell them to you."
— John 16:12-15 NLT
Illustration of John 16:12-15 NLT —  The Spirit of truth will not speak his own words.

Key Thought

Why do we trust the Gospel message we have received? Two reasons: 1) the Spirit led, reminded, guided, and revealed the things of Jesus to his apostles as they shared the story of Jesus, and 2) we have the Holy Spirit inside of us helping us to discern the truth of the message about Jesus.

Today's Prayer

Give me wisdom, dear Heavenly Father, to know falsehood when I see it. I want to know Jesus and to honor the truth about him in my heart, my head, and my life. Help me to know the truth in Jesus and the freedom it brings. Touch my heart by Jesus' words and example and call me to minister in his name. Make my life one of integrity and grace that reflects your Son's glory. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Galatians 1:3-
  • 1 John 2:18-25
  • Ephesians 1:13


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.