Heavenly wisdom

J. C. Philpot)

"The Comforter, the Holy Spirit . . . will
 teach you all things." John 14:26

There is a heavenly wisdom which the Holy and
Blessed Spirit alone can give. He sheds a sacred
light on His own word of truth, and by His personal
and living teachings--opens, enlarges, and persuades
the heart to receive what He thus shows and teaches.

However valuable and blessed the book of God is, we
cannot be made wise unto salvation by the word itself
--without the special teachings of the Holy Spirit as a
personal and living instructor. He can suit His teachings
to our case; knows when, where, and how to teach us;
can bear with our ignorance and stupidity; give us the
right lesson at the right time and in the right way; and
do for us what no earthly teacher can--write His own
laws upon our hearts and give us will and power to
keep and obey them.

"I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best
 for you, who directs you in the way you should go."
     Isaiah 48:17