He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement (John 16:8-11)

"And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged." - John 16:8-11

Do you remember back before we had the Holy Spirit? I can't say that I do. And I'm quite thankful. When I read this verse I remember Jeremiah saying, "I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people" (Jeremiah 31:33b).

It's hard to fathom that there was a time when people weren't necessarily sure what was right and what was wrong. Even stranger is the things we sometimes are not convinced of. It seems like the Lord convicts us of things slowly, almost because we cant possibly deal with all our sin at once.

But we now have the Holy Spirit. He convicts us and the world regarding sin, righteousness and judgment. Thank God for His provision for us in choosing to dwell in us that we may all know the Lord.