Daily Bible Reading: John 16:1 – 15
Verse of the Day: John 16:8 – 11 – “ And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world hath been judged.”
The word “convict” means to reprove or correct. The coming Holy Spirit would reprove/correct the world in three areas: sin, righteousness, and judgment.
Notice in this passage, sin is singular not plural. It is not the things we do, it the foundation of who we are. Receiving the full pardon made by Christ is the only cure for the disease of sin. The Spirit would provide correct the understanding that righteousness (of Christ) is what each person needs. And finally, that there is no neutral ground, either we are a child of God or a child of the devil.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, today help me to see Your glorious work that Christ has sent You to do in the world. I praise You for Your vocation.