Bible Devotions

Taught by the Spirit

on September 9, 2008

I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. Proverbs 4:11 NKJV

It is really the Lord who teaches us wisdom and leads us to the right path.  Let’s look at several verses which convey this:

He has put eternity in their hearts – Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV.  Having eternity in our hearts means we have the capacity to know God.  He made us to know Him.

The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. – Isaiah 11:2 NKJV This verse makes it clear the Spirit of the Lord provides the wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge and fear of the Lord.  Without the Spirit we would have none of these.

Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh – Ezekiel 11:19 NKJV A personal favorite, God puts this new spirit in us and takes away our hard heart making it possible for us to accept Him!

For the Holy Spirit will teach you – Luke 12:12 NKJV How much clearer does He need to be?  It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. – John 14:26 NKJV What does the Spirit teach us?  ALL THINGS.

It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit – Luke 2:26 NKJV We don’t learn things of God on our own, by our own efforts, rather it is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit.

Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts. – Zechariah 4:6 NKJV Again, we see it’s not by our efforts, not by brute force either, but only by the Holy Spirit that His will is done.

Lord thank you for giving us your Spirit to guide us in all truth.  Reveal yourself to us this day that we may stay on the right path.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

© Elizabeth Marks, author of ThinkOnIt Devotions and has a heart for encouraging others with God’s Word. For more devotions, bible studies and a recommended book store, visit today


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