But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. While this passage is one that uniquely applied to the disciples, it is applicable in principle to all believers. Indeed, the principle in John 14:26 begs the question « How can the Spirit oh My God! Oh Your God! Oh His/Her God! Oh Our God! Oh Your God! Oh Their God! PDF to mind Scriptures that we have not previously stored in our mind? As John Butler says « The principle for believers is that the Holy Spirit helps us to remember Scripture and spiritual lessons.
When a verse pops into the mind when teaching, preaching, studying or pondering a decision of some sort—it is not your memory that is bringing that text to your mind, but it is the prompting of the Holy Spirit that is doing it. However, for the Holy Spirit to prompt your memory, you must have previously stored the Scripture in your memory. The law of his God is in his heart. Spurgeon comments: « The best thing in the best place, producing the best results. Well might the man’s talk be so admirable when his heart was so well stored.
Spurgeon comments: He had not only heard the words of God, but fed upon them: they affected his palate as well as his ear. Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Ed: Which is one of the advantages of memorizing it! The sweetest of all temporal things fall short of the infinite deliciousness of the eternal word. Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Spurgeon Comments: More to be desired are they than fine gold, yea, than much fine gold. Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.