At least three statements in John 14-16 confirm that Jesus thinks of the Holy Spirit as a person not a mere force. John Piper, in a sermon, “The Holy Spirit: He Is God!” 1) Jesus calls him “another Counselor” in 14:16, “I will pray the Father and he will give you another Counselor to be … More Impersonal force from a distant God or a Person?
In “The Treasury of David,” Charles Spurgeon comments on Psalm 49:3: Verse 3. My mouth shall speak of wisdom. Inspired and therefore lifted beyond himself, the prophet is not praising his own attainments, but extolling the divine Spirit which spoke in him. He knew that the Spirit of truth and wisdom spoke through him.He who … More Spurgeon: The same Spirit who made the ancient seers eloquent, also made them thoughtful.
One of the benefits of a Bible reading plans that draws from different sections each day is that there are times when you are struck with similarities between passages. Today is one of those days. Yesterday, in Luke 1 we read, “And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a … More The Holy Spirit, promises and new birth!