God’s Word gives us many advisors, but the Author is the Holy Spirit. In fact, we can confidently say, “Word=Spirit.”
5 The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength. 6 Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.
It’s the old “if A=B and B=C, then A=C” formula.”
- The Word of God is truth- “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” John 17:17
- The Spirit is truth- “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, so that He may be with you forever; 17 the Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him; but you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17
- The Word and the Spirit are one- “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take from Mine and will disclose it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine; this is why I said that He takes from Mine and will disclose it to you.” John 16:13-15. The Greek word for “word” here is “logos,” the same one used in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God.”
When we read His Word, the Spirit speaks to us reminding us of everything the Lord has said; He moves in our hearts with the same power that spoke planets into being and stars into space. In fact, once we read His words, they are in our minds, so He speaks them to us and moves them to our hearts–if we let Him. Our hearts must be fertile soil.
This morning or sometime today, let’s spend time reading our Bibles and allowing the Spirit to speak to us. Let us be mindful of what He says and be intentional about committing to do all that He tells us. He delights to share His truth with us.
Abba, one of my favorite passages says that You enjoy hiding knowledge and then leading us to that knowledge (Proverbs 25:2). What I must remember is the passage in Isaiah 55:8-9 where it says that Your ways are higher than our ways and Your thoughts higher than our thoughts. I cannot begin to comprehend all there is in Your Word! And, why would I think that You would entrust me with such knowledge? At the same time, You encourage us to ask, seek, and knock. May we praise You today for Your greatness and vastness, O LORD. Amen.