Thursday, May 30, 2019


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Jesus tells his followers that he is leaving a heavenly encourager behind with them. Granted, Jesus doesn't use that term. Some translations are "Comforter." Encouragement is part of the Spirit's work. The Spirit will do the work of encouragement by "teaching you everything, and reminding you of all that I have said to you," Jesus said. 

Jesus tells the disciples, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we" -- that is, the Father and the Son -- "will come to them and make our home with them."  At the beginning of chapter 14, Jesus tells the disciples that he is leaving "to prepare a place for them,"  but here, he's saying something more. As commentator Richard Burridge notes, "Not only does Jesus prepare a place for us in God, but he also makes a place for God in us."