John 16:13–14 (ESV): 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
Jesus was teaching his disciples on the night before his betrayal and his crucifixion the next day. Jesus had told his disciples that he would be leaving them, but he sought to comfort them by telling them he would send a Comforter, the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit would empower them, teach them, and guide them. The Holy Spirit came upon the believers fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, on the Day of Pentecost.
The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual life, abides with us, and desires to fill us fully. While Jesus is not physically present, the Holy Spirit is that presence of Jesus, of God, with us.
He will guide us, teach us, empower us, correct us, and encourage us. Therefore, we should listen closely to his voice, cultivate our fellowship with him, and obey him always.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, which your Son sent for us when he ascended into heaven. Holy Spirit, guide me, teach me, give me wisdom and power, that the name of Jesus might be glorified in and through me. Amen.