Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgement, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. –John 16:7-11
Read the whole passage in John 16:1-15
Everyone has a certain moral compass, an internal guide imparted at birth and honed with time and culture. But this compass warps with the onset of sin. Something about this broken world, our imperfect upbringing, bad habits and violated consciences turn this moral guide into a guess–meter. It always points somewhere, but north never stays true. That small voice in the back of our heads, that gnawing guilt deep in our bellies, that pricking conscience is hidden in our soul –we attempt to quit these with societal excuses and mental gymnastics. But the Advocate, the Spirit, cannot be silenced or twisted. he brings sure convictions and correction, He provides the resounding voice of God’s law. He brings erring souls to Jesus and straying children back to the Father. We must only listen for his guidance and ready our ears for his wisdom.
Talk with God
Teach me the voice of your Spirit and the sound of your conviction.
Live it. How will you live more Second today?
Tell it. How will you share what you have learned?
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From the book “Live second: 365 ways to make Jesus first”