For the past few days, I’ve been reading and editing portions of my devotionals from last year because I’m getting ready to put them together into another book. There is a website that will help you edit, it’s called Grammarly. Now I know a human put this together, however, I’m not sure how it knows whether my sentence is in a passive voice or not, heck I don’t quite understand what that is anyway. I could be writing one right now and wouldn’t know it! It gives me examples of a passive voice, verses an active voice, but it still doesn’t click with me. I guess I need to spend a day with someone who can drill that into my head. When I get it, you will never see another passive voice from me again, but until then, I’m sorry. I must have missed that lesson in English class while day dreaming of frolicking on the beach. Anyway, how does a computer know this? It probably has to do with the structure of the sentence. Here’s my comparison: the Holy Spirit is like Grammarly, except that He edits us as we go. We have to be diligent in listening and making the change before we take action. The Holy Spirit is not a computer and He helps us make decisions in real time based on our situation. He knows what others are thinking and how they will feel if we make a bad decision or say something hurtful. That’s why we get a check in our spirit. Are you convicted? If not, you need to check your salvation! No salvation, no Holy Spirit! If only Grammarly could give me that same check when I write a bad sentence.
And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: John 16:8