I was having my study some days ago and on reading one of the stated study verses, in some way it contradicted what I knew about that teaching. It felt off, like “maybe this is a typo”. And then later on, I thought to myself that there is a missing word in this. 🤔
So I checked other versions to confirm this. Gracefully, these other versions were better phrased and I could relate with it.
Still curious on what could have happened to the first version I read, I went back to it and guess what? There was no missing word. What happened was that my eyes skipped the last word “behind”. It’s still funny how I skipped that particular word. 🙈
Now it made more meaning to me and I could relate to it. You know, I was just pondering on how just one word could have taken me from a point A to a Z. Thank God for other versions I could engage with. 🙌🏼 That hence, prompted me to revisit the verse.
The same applies to the Holy Spirit in our study engagement or in life generally.
He is the “one” who makes us understand God’s plans and purpose for our lives at each stage and phase.
Imagine if we didn’t have Him present with us. Then our lives would make less meaning just as that verse was, when I read it without the last one word.
The Holy Spirit is our everyday life saver. We will be missing a lot, if we displace Him in our everyday living.
“But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.”
John 14:26 AMPC
May we acknowledge and partake of the blessing of His person in our lives. (Amen) 🙏🏻