Tim Keller on the wisdom of the Holy Spirit

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31DHqMsFHnL._AA160_.jpgI found this quote on the wisdom the Holy Spirit brings from Tim Keller’s latest book, Every Good Endeavour, really helpful.

Here then is how the Spirit makes us wise. On the night before he died, Jesus told his disciples that he would send the Holy spirit and ‘when he, the Spirit of truth, come … he will glorify me …’ (John 16:13-14). The Spirit does not make us wise in some magical kind of way, giving us little nudges and insider tips to help us always choose the best stock to invest in. Rather, he makes Jesus Christ a living, bright reality, transforming our character, giving us new inner poise, clarity, humility, boldness, contentment, and courage. All of this leads to increasing wisdom as the years go by, and to better and better professional and personal decisions.

Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God’s Plan for the World, Hodder & Stoughton, 2012, 212.

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One thought on “Tim Keller on the wisdom of the Holy Spirit

  1. Tim, I love Keller but have always heard the Spirit is more of the magical, give me the right word when I need it. How does Kellers thoughts square with Matthew 10:20 when Jesus tells his disciples the Spirit will give them the words?

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