The Holy Spirit – Your Helper

Peace be with you

John 14: 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever.

It must have been hard for the Israelites to obey the Ten Commandments tabled in Exodus 20. The Bible says when broken the law, they waited to get forgiveness after slaughtering an animal. My daughter told me that when she was young she tried very hard to keep the Ten Commandments. Each time she desired her friends’ toys or clothes and remembers this law, she would feel so guilty and ask for forgiveness but would find herself doing the same thing again.

We were taught the Ten Commandments from young age and they kept us away trouble. But we were only away from doing visible sin. It was easy to justify stealing a small amount of money (e.g R20) as compared to large amount (e.g R2000), yet the bottom line is stealing is a sin before God. Avoiding the tenth commandment (Exodus 20 v 17) was even harder because it is not a physical sin.

In John 14, Jesus told His disciples that when He is gone, He will ask the Father to give them another Comforter, who will remain with them forever. When you allow Him to dwell in you, it is not hard to obey the Ten Commandments. In your weakness He intercedes on your behalf. He speaks and guides you so that it is possible to avoid sin, unless you decide to ignore Him. If you are a child of God you therefore accepted the Holy Spirit and you have no excuse to continue to sin. The Holy Spirit is in you and is your Helper. Just allow Him to do His job.

Stay blessed

Nontobeko Machi

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