(John MacDuff, “The Throne of Grace”)
It is the work of the blessed Spirit to take of the things of Christ, and to show them to the soul; to reveal to us the precious benefits of redemption, and the riches of Divine grace–and to present them to us in such a transforming, and convincing, and penetrating form, as that they shall not only become sources of abiding comfort to the heart–but active, operating, influential principles of the life!
Therefore it is the work of the blessed Spirit to be the Comforter of the children of God. Yes . . .
wherever a believer is afflicted;
and he sheds a sorrowful tear;
or he is pained by some heart-rending grief;
wherever he is bowed beneath some oppressive burden–
there is the Comforter to cheer, to solace, to sustain; pointing him . . .
from the wound–to its balm,
the grief–to its ultimate cure,
from present suffering–to eternal rest at God’s right hand!
The Holy Spirit is not a traveler to sojourn for a season, but He is a Friend to abide and dwell with you–a spiritual mentor to be always near . . .
because He guides you–in all seasons of perplexity,
strengthens you–in all times of weakness,
when you are discouraged–to uphold you,
or are wandering–to lead you back.
When you are nearly overcome in your spiritual conflict–He brings you more of His divine strength and grace.
Therefore “The Holy Spirit helps us in our distress.” Romans 8:26
Because He uses The riches of Divine grace!
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