Isaiah 30:21 (NIV): Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
We all need guidance in our lives. Just like we need directions to drive to a new place we need directions to walk in the ways that lead us into salvation. We don’t naturally walk in the ways of righteousness. Rather we travel our lives in self preoccupied and self destructive ways. We can do no other outside the grace of God.
To teach us to live beyond the natural, to live beyond our temporal sinful nature the Lord gives us the Holy Spirit.
John 14:16–17 (NIV): And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.
The Spirit is the voice of God to encourages to walk in the way. The voice is heard and confirmed in scripture, prayer, worship, preaching, and the fellowship of the saints. We need this voice every day because we need directions to the place we’ve never been before- eternal life with God.