You have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ. 1 John 2:27 NLT
The Holy Spirit plays many roles in our lives, but probably His greatest role is that of Teacher. He is always teaching us something. He is the perfect parent who permanently lives within, bringing direction and correction in His tender, loving way.
Scripture is the timeless textbook of the Spirit. God’s Word is the record of God’s thoughts. To think like Him, talk like Him, and act like Him, we need His Word—and we need to understand it. That’s the job of our Teacher: to lead us and guide us into all truth, unfolding the meaning of the scriptures we need, right when we need them.
Stop and ask yourself, How do I approach God’s Word? Do I invite my Teacher to teach me? Do I read into it or receive from it? Now, ask the Spirit, “What can I do differently to see the Word come alive and become a part of my nature?” Write down what He reveals and put it into practice.
Adapted from The Holy Spirit: An Introduction (Messenger International, 2013).