Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6: 2 Chronicles 25-27; John 16 ~ Jody

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: 2 Chronicles 25-27; John 16

"7 Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send him to you." John 16:7

Can you imagine Jesus laying the ground work for the disciples to prepare them for his death? He knew the fear and doubt coming. He knew the persecution they would be facing and He is trying to bolster them and prepare their hearts and spirits. He's telling them that there is good to come in the face of what will seem like a tragedy to them at the time.

This passage spoke to me about the gift of the Holy Spirit to us. As the passage continues, I love how Jesus explains the nearness of the Spirit that can only happen because of what He has done for us! The painful work on the cross so that we can learn and grow in the Spirit.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage2 Chronicles 28-29; John 17

2 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

2 Chronicles 26:16
16 But when he became strong, he grew arrogant, and it led to his own destruction. He acted unfaithfully against the Lord his God by going into the Lord’s sanctuary to burn incense on the incense altar.

When we are on a spiritual high, or things are going well for us, it's time to pray for strength to avoid arrogance and have a servants attitude, remaining humble and serving God.

Tammy Reimer said...

2 Chronicals 25:2 He did what was right in the Lord’s sight but not wholeheartedly.

I want to do what's right wholeheartedly!