Honouring the Holy Spirit
I recently read an article on the Holy Spirit that said, “ I think there are a great number of Christian believers who ought to go home and go into their places of prayer and apologise to God for their demeaning attitudes toward His Holy Spirit. Included in their numbers are Bible teachers who are guilty of leading us astray. The have dared to tach Christians that the Holy Spirit will never speak of His own person or position, as though the third Person of the Godhead may be ignored and His ministry downgraded!”
This raises the question how honouring are we in respect of God the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Do you recall how Jesus said, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” (John 16:13b). In this passage Jesus speaks once more of the unique relationship there exists between the Father, the Son and the Spirit, the great mystery of the Trinity. Three persons, who share everything, even the divinity, so that there is only one God.
St Ignatius spoke of the Trinity in terms of three notes that combine to make one musical chord – each makes a profound contribution to the whole. This may or may not help us to understand the Trinity. But what is more important is that the three divine Persons understand and love us!
Jesus actually tells His disciples that the Comforter will not come to stand alone to speak but will guide you into all truth and will speak and act on the authority of the divine Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our part is to listen and in listening honour the Holy One who comes to us.
Quote “Holiness is not some lofty experience, unattainable except to those who can leap the stars, but it is rather a lowly experience, which lowly people in the lowly walks of life can share with Jesus, by letting His mind be in them." Samuel Logan Brengle
Lord, help me never to accept anything but the truth regarding the Holy Spirit. Make me always yielding and malleable in the Holy Spirit’s hands. I praise You and serve You—the Triune God. Amen