Tuesday, April 20, 2021
It’s hard to ask for help. We usually live by the motto, “I’d rather do it myself!” However, the older I get, the more I realize I need help. (If my grandchildren are reading this they are making jokes right now about the kind of help I need.) I find that age has its advantages. One of them is freedom from the embarrassment and shame of asking for help.
Jesus knew the disciples would need help after He ascended back to the Father following His resurrection. But before they could even ask for help, He promised them a Helper. Four times in His discussion with the disciples He promised to send the Holy Spirit as our Helper, and each time He reveals what kind of help would be provided.
- The Helper brings security to our relationship with Jesus and authority to do the work of Jesus. (John 14:12-16)
- The Helper teaches us the truth of Scripture and keeps us at peace. (John 14:26-27)
- The Helper will bear witness about Jesus and empower us to also be witnesses of Jesus. (John 15:26-27)
- The Helper will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 16:7-9)
I encourage you to study all four of these passages and discover the wonderful help that is available to all who believe in Jesus Christ. But remember, the help comes in a Person, the Holy Spirit. With Him you get strength, peace, knowledge, wisdom, and more, but do not worship the work of the Helper. Rather, we worship the Helper, for He is Jesus Christ.