Devotion for the Eleventh Day of Christmas

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” ~ John 14:15-21

God loves us and will forgive our sins when we repent. However, He doesn’t expect us to walk in sin—He expects us to follow His commandments. We can’t do that on our own, but God sent the Holy Spirit to live within us and be with us forever. He guides us in the way of truth of righteousness. Yes, we will always continue to sin in this earthly life, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will not live a sinful and rebellious life. We will sin but not walk in continuous sin.

Thank You, Father, for sending the Holy Spirit to guide me in Your ways. Forgive me when I sin and continue to lead me in the paths of righteousness. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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