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Your Advocate, your partner, guide

John 14:25-26 New International Version (NIV)

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Thursday - May 21 - Read John 14:25-26

A few years ago a relative who farms shared that during a bad dry period he

had to choose to either pay $30,000+ to spray his crops in the hope that it

would eventually rain or not spray his crops and risk lower yields. The Greek

word Jesus uses to describe the Holy Spirit is “paraclete.” Sometimes this is

translated as “helper” or “advocate.” It describes a defense attorney who

“advocates” for your cause. One of the primary things that the Holy Spirit

does is advocate God’s case to your heart. When our hearts are troubled

the Holy Spirit “advocates” to us and for us by pointing us to the truth and

our greatest line of defense: Jesus has died and rose again to save us. God

will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what happens. We have big and

serious decisions to make and many important things will happen in our

lives. But with the Holy Spirit defending our hearts with the good news of

salvation we can live with hope and joy, instead of fear and anxiety.

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