Saturday, May 5, 2012

Even the Holy Spirit is All About Christ

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. (John 16:13-14)

These verses show us that even the Holy Spirit is Christo-centric. He is all about Christ, just as we should be. He concerns himself with giving Christ his rightful glory in an act of selfless love.

I just received a new commentary set on the Gospel of John written by James M. Boice. He has some great things to say. Regarding this passage he writes:

”He [the Holy Spirit] will not speak of himself, but of Christ. Therefore, we may conclude that any emphasis upon the person and work of the Spirit that detracts from the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ is not the Spirit’s doing... Wherever Jesus is exalted - in whatever way - there the Third person of the Trinity is at work."

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