Friday, October 6, 2006

The Leadership of Our Guide

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into
all truth. (John 16:13)

Truth is like a vast cavern into which we desire to enter, but we are
not able to traverse it alone. At the entrance it is clear and bright;
but if we would go further and explore its innermost recesses, we must
have a guide, or we shall lose ourselves. The Holy Spirit, who knows all
truth perfectly, is the appointed guide of all true believers, and He
conducts them as they are able to bear it, from one inner chamber to
another, so that they behold the deep things of God, and His secret is
made plain to them.

What a promise is this for the humbly inquiring mind! We desire to know
the truth and to enter into it. We are conscious of our own aptness to
err, and we feel the urgent need of a guide. We rejoice that the Holy
Spirit is come and abides among us. He condescends to act as a guide to
us, and we gladly accept His leadership. "All truth" we wish to learn,
that we may not be one-sided and out of balance. We would not be
willingly ignorant of any part of revelation lest thereby we should miss
blessing or incur sin. The Spirit of God has come that He may guide us into
all truth: let us with obedient hearts hearken to His words and follow
His lead.

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