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

Sunday, October 16, 2022

[Jesus continued,] "There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can't bear it now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, 'The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.'"
— John 16:12-15 NLT

Key Thought

Why do we trust the Gospel message we have received? There are at least two reasons: 1) The Spirit led, reminded, and guided Jesus' apostles and revealed the things of Jesus to them 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 1:3-5
  • 1 John 2:18-25
  • Ephesians 1:13


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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.