It is so important to base our life on truth.

With eternity in mind, Jesus said to his friends, “Do not let your hearts be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1). He told them that heaven is a real place and that he was going there to prepare a place just for them so that they could be with him forever. He finished by saying, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

I imagine these words must have been difficult for his followers to believe after his death on the cross. Had Jesus been mistaken, although filled with good intentions? It was only after seeing him alive three days later that they knew they could trust him. They went on to do great works for God for the rest of their lives.

How about you? What voices are you listening to? From the moment you were born, you have had people telling you what was best for you. But others' good intentions are not always in your best interest. Even those that love you most can steer you in the wrong direction.

Jesus said he would send the Holy Spirit to teach us and to remind us of everything that he taught. Do you hear his voice, the voice of truth? Is his voice the one you are choosing to obey? “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them” (John 14:23).

Father, thank you for not leaving us alone. You promised to send us a Helper to be with us and in us forever. Through your Spirit, you give us the assurance that we are your children, able to obey you in the Spirit's strength (Romans 8:16). Amen.

Go Deeper — Read Romans 8:9-17 to learn more about the Spirit of God living in His children. Ask God to show you more about how his Helper enables you to obey him as you trust in him.

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