Our Highest Calling: John 15:18-16:4

Focus Passage: John 15:18-16:4 (NASB)

In our passage for this journal entry, we will focus in on a promise Jesus gives us when we face life. During the last conversation Jesus has with the disciples before being arrested, Jesus promises to have God send us the “Helper” who is also known as the “Spirit of Truth”.

In verses 26-27 we read, “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”

Here we have a clue as to why we will be hated, and also about what we are called to do.

We will be hated because God sends us the Spirit of Truth, and people who prefer to live with lies really dislike the presence of truth. This would be similar to someone who has lived in a cave with no light for years finding the entrance and being blinded by daylight. They would much rather go back to the cave, even if it is not best for them.

We are to share with others about Jesus, because that is the truth that God’s Spirit of Truth shares with us. God has pointed us to Jesus, and Jesus points us to God (the Father), and the mission we receive from God’s Spirit is to point people to Jesus, working alongside God’s Spirit who is also working on the hearts and lives of those we meet.

According to this passage, sharing Jesus with others is one of our highest callings, and it is one we will be hated for doing. Jesus was hated, we will be hated too. Are you up for the challenge?

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