We can’t always rely on our own thoughts and feelings, but the Holy Spirit is a steady compass for life.
God sent His Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. As a member of the Trinity, the Spirit is all-knowing and trustworthy to instruct us with regard to divine matters. But He promises to do so only for those who by faith have received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
The primary way by which the Spirit directs us is through the Word of God. The Bible is His revelation to mankind, and every word of it is useful for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). That means we must faithfully read and study the Scriptures—and then trust the Holy Spirit to teach us.
We cannot rely on our own thoughts, feelings, or experiences for guidance because they’re not the foundation for truth. Nor can we depend on the wisdom of the world or the culture around us—it’s foolishness to God and will lead us astray (1 Cor. 1:18-25).
Because of the Holy Spirit, you don’t have to go through life stumbling around in the dark. His guidance is freely available to you in Christ. So open your Bible and let the Spirit guide you into all truth.
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