The Holy Spirit is Good, Adapted from Morning and Evening, by Charles Spurgeon, 1891

Psalm 143:10  Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance…

Common, too common, is the sin of forgetting the Holy Spirit. This is folly and ingratitude. He deserves well at our hands, for he is good, supremely good.

As God,

The Holy Spirit is good essentially

He shares in the threefold ascription of Holy, Holy, Holy, which ascends to the Triune Jehovah. Unmixed purity, truth, and grace is He.

The Holy Spirit is good benevolently

He tenderly bears with our waywardness, strives with our rebellious wills, quickens us from our death in sin, and then trains us for the skies as a loving nurse fosters her child. How generous, forgiving, and tender is this patient Spirit of God.

The Holy Spirit is good operatively

All His works are good in the most eminent degree: He suggests good thoughts, prompts good actions, reveals good truths, applies good promises, assists in good attainments, and leads to good results. There is no spiritual good in all the world of which He is not the Author and Sustainer, and Heaven itself will owe the perfect character of its redeemed inhabitants to His work.

The Holy Spirit is good officially

Whether as Comforter, Instructor, Guide, Sanctifier, Quickener, or Intercessor, He fulfills His office well. Each work is filled with the highest good to the church of God. Those who yield to His influences become good, they who obey His impulses do good, they who live under His power receive good.

Therefore, let us act towards so good a Person according to the dictates of gratitude and revere His person, and adore Him as God over all, blessed forever. Let us also own His power and our need of Him by waiting upon Him in all our holy enterprises, and let us hourly seek His aid and never grieve Him. Finally, let us speak to His praise whenever occasion occurs. The church will never prosper until more reverently it believes in the Holy Spirit. He is so good and kind, that it is sad indeed that He should be grieved by slights and negligences.

Hebrews 12:1-2

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