“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” - John 14:26
We can study and understand the ethics of Socrates without ever knowing Socrates. But we cannot understand the Bible and spiritual truth without knowing Jesus Christ and having the Holy Spirit teach us. The Holy Spirit is like the studs in a building that provide vertical and horizontal support.
We can use STUD as an acrostic to see some of the ways He operates in our lives. The Holy Spirit SEARCHES our spirits in truth. He TEACHES us all things, even the thoughts of God. Also, the Holy Spirit gives us UNDERSTANDING of the truth of God’s Word, leading to a DISCERNMENT of the will and purpose of God in our lives and circumstances. So let me encourage you to do an inspection of your life in Christ … and pay special attention to the studs.