“You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth”—Nehemiah 9:20.
Who leads, instructs, and daily teaches you? The Lord gave His Good Spirit to instruct the children of Israel . God’s Good Spirit, by Moses, instructed them fully, and as they followed the Lord’s guidance, they could always be certain of provision and assured of His very best.
The Lord gives us His very best in the Person of the Holy Spirit to instruct us. The word “instruct” in Hebrew means to have success, to have wisdom, to make wise, to guide wittily, or to give understanding. Jesus expounds on the sentiments of this verse in John 16:13 when He shared, “However when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
And the apostle Paul said in First Corinthians 2:9-12
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
Tune into the Spirit of Truth!
Wow! How the Lord blesses us with such a wonderful gift in the precious Presence and Person of the Holy Spirit who will instruct us in such ways that we will live our lives wittily for the Lord! The Spirit of truth will lead us and teach us about truth. Truth is not a philosophy or traditions but a wonderful Person named “Jesus!” He identified Himself as the Truth, the Way and the Life in John 14:6.
The Holy Spirit searches out the deep counsel of God for our lives, reveals, and teaches it to us. We are not in tune with the spirit of the world, but with the Holy Spirit who knows the things of God! He wants to teach, declare, and reveal to us all that the Lord has freely given to us!
Is that a great and mighty blessing or what? We have received not the spirit of the world but the Spirit of truth who searches the deep things of God. The deep unto deep things of God! But that’s not all, He reveals those deep things to us, instructs and teaches us by them, and guides us by His Eye. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My Eye” (Ps. 32:8).
The context of the word “instruct” in this verse means to be prudent, be circumspect, wisely understand, prosper, to have insight, to teach to act prudently, act wisely, to have success. “Teach,” here means to throw or shoot, to point at or like an archer shooting an arrow. To “guide” here means to advise, consult, to give counsel.
Do You See Your Circumstance Through God’s Eye?
The fullness of the careful choice of these words in this verse gives us the sense that with His instruction, teaching, and guidance, we will be able to “see” through God’s Eye the beginning from the end and the end from the beginning. Joshua saw it so that he could say at the end of his life: “Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; and not one word of them has failed” (Joshua 23:14).
Inevitability and Certainty
Inevitability and certainty stands for generations when God counsel, instructs, teaches, and guides us, “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:10).
When you let God’s Good Spirit, the Spirit of Truth’s counsel guide and reveal to you how to have insight, how to act and live wisely, how to be successful, and how to prosper, you'll be as a well-tuned arrow that hits the mark often, and this will happen in succeeding ages, even to the end of the world.
May the Lord release a fresh grace and anointing upon you to direct your ways!
Lord I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that every person who reads this would be in tune with Your precious Holy Spirit. We thank you for deep, deep communion with the Holy Spirit, such that we can live, move, and have our being in tune with the wise broadcasts of heaven for our lives. Help us to adjust our ears to hear so that there is no interference. Help us to adjust our receiving mode so that we are in a receptive mode for the downloads of the Holy Spirit for our lives. Lord, thank You for the grace to live each day in tune with You.