The Holy Spirit as a Guide

So, this week I wanted to talk about a verse I ran into:

When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.

That’s Luke 12:11-12.

So, in this verse, the gist is, as you travel life’s journey, you’ll run into many people of various positions and standards. As you do, you don’t have to worry about how to handle it. The Holy Spirit steps in to guide you through it.

It’s a comfort to know that He’s there to assist. But, I want to talk about something.

It’s important, to me, to actually know His voice. As with just about anybody you talk to enough, you learn their voice. More importantly, you know if someone is trying to impersonate that voice.

By knowing His voice, when He guides you on what to say, you’ll easily be able to recognize that voice and follow it. The enemy has a voice, too. You need to know who is talking. You need to know for yourself in that relationship what the right thing to say is.

Take time to know His voice. Then, you can easily apply Luke 12:11-12 into your daily life.

One easy example of why we should definitely allow the Holy Spirit to guide us is when people decide to try to challenge our beliefs. The very core of our walk with Christ. People have a tendency to question and even resent what they don’t understand. It happens all of the time for just about anything you can think of. Actually, here’s the verse I’m thinking about:

For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. Luke 21:15

You ever watch some random spy or action movie. Any movie or show can have this element. So, this person is wearing a wire, right? And they’re told to go into this thing with this person so they can gather information so that, usually, the authorities can make their move.

So, think of you as that person wearing the wire. Think of that person on the other end as the Holy Spirit, coaching you on how to talk to this person and that person.

That’s how I picture it, anyway.

Let the Holy Spirit guide you.


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