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Day Five: The Spirit of Truth

Friday, July 24th, 2015

John 16:8-15 - “When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 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 judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

God’s righteousness in our fallen world context means that there is ‘wrongness.’ Much of humanity and this world is producing the ‘fruit of wrongness.’ And living as Christians, learning to live free from our old ‘wrongness’ and yet interact in a world driven by wrongness (sin), it can be both a blessing and a struggle. And this is why we have the Holy Spirit in our lives transforming us into people who live more and more in the righteousness of God.

John 16 clearly says that part of the Holy Spirit’s mission is to prove and convict the world of it’s wrongness so that it can see the ‘righteousness’ of God and turn into His ways. We are often the ‘places and people’ that this conviction is displayed through, and our lives are the experiences people have with God’s righteousness. At times is is not well received, but in time and as we love in those times, God’s heart and wonderful ways will be revealed. May our hearts burn for other to know God’s wonderful righteousness and love.

Let’s spend some time in worship to “Here’s My Heart Lord” by David Crowder. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvl-MfqvgkE. And let’s pray that our lives will be more and more clear about God’s righteousness so that we can love people in the midst of such a ‘wrongness-driven’ society. Let’s ask for the Holy Spirit to increase His activity in and among us so that people can see our lives and love, and in turn praise our Father in Heaven (2 Peter 2:12).

- TR

Day Four: “Exult in His Righteousness”

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Day Three: Contemplating the Lord’s Glory

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Day Two: God’s Righteousness

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Day One: Righteousness …Pursue it, Hunger and Thirst for it!

Sunday, July 19th, 2015