Our scripture this week is John 14:15-21.
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.”
Jesus knows how bewildered His disciples are at this time. Even now we struggle to understand what He taught and the call He places on our lives. However, He promises that if we keep His commandments, God will send the Holy Spirit to be with us and in us forever.
The hardest task we face as humans is being obedient. God made us in His image with the ability to choose our actions. We are responsible to ourselves and each other, but most importantly, to God for what we say and do.
Jesus promised that God would send His presence to be with us through the Holy Spirit. He knows that we need help and guidance, someone to encourage us on the right path. We are assured of Him working in us when we keep His commandments to love God and one another, and to go make disciples of all the world.
Heavenly Father, we give thanks that You are with us always. Help us to be obedient children, keeping the commandments You have given us. Amen.