Daily Word Of God
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I tell you, if anyone openly declares himself for me in the presence of human beings, the Son of man will declare himself for him in the presence of God’s angels. But anyone who disowns me in the presence of human beings will be disowned in the presence of God’s angels.
‘Everyone who says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven, but no one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will be forgiven.
‘When they take you before synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say, because when the time comes, the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus warns us against blaspheming the Holy Spirit. It is an unforgivable sin when a person deliberately refuses to be open to God’s Truth and chooses to remain unrepentant in his ways.
- Nevertheless, God’s abundant love and mercy always tries to win the person over and never gives up on anyone as beyond redemption. This is God’s unconditional love and mercy towards us; more so for great sinners.
- Is Jesus your Lord and Saviour? How are you living out this truth each day?