But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26
The Counselor is identified here as the “Holy Spirit”. For New Testament Christians, the most important thing about the Holy Spirit is the fact that he is “Holy”. That is to say, our relationship with the Holy Spirit is not simply about what he provides for us, but about his character and who he is-“the Holy Spirit”. When referring to God, holiness means purity, perfection, completeness and separation from evil. The Holy Spirit’s character, along with the expression of that character in the lives of Christ’s followers, is what matters most. Those who serve Jesus and have the Spirit living in them must reflect his holiness through moral purity, spiritual wholeness and integrity, separation from evil and devotion to God’s purposes. When the Spirit’s character is evident in our lives, we will have greater spiritual power and be more effective in communicating Christ’s message to others.
Today’s Bible Readings:
Leviticus 6:1-7:27, Mark 3:7-30, Psalm 37:1-11 and Proverbs 10:3-4