Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
With very few exceptions, Christians want to be known as spiritual people. We want the work of the Holy Spirit in us. Yet very often our hope is that the Holy Spirit would make us outstanding. We want the glory. We want the honor. We want the praise.
Our reading from John 14-15, however, shows the Holy Spirit in a different light What is the work of the Holy Spirit? In John 15:13 he does guide the disciples. But in verse 14 we find that the truth is all about Jesus’ glory, not ours. The Holy Spirit testifies about Jesus, not about you or me
This is actually very comforting. We may wish to have fame and fortune But when push comes to shove, we don’t want to be the standard for anything. If I am the standard of truth, goodness, and beauty, your standards are too low. Rather, we let Jesus be the standard. All else can be compared to him. This is the work of the Holy Spirit - to exalt Jesus. He alone is worthy.
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