Using the five NT occurrences of the Greek noun paraklētos, (Jn. 14:16; 14:26; 15:26; 16:7–8; and 1 John 2:1), God gives us provisions for the five basic difficulties in the Christian life. This is the first: God has made provision for our loneliness.
Scriptures for Study: What other guarantee do we have besides sealing (2 Cor. 1:21–22)? What should we endeavor to do in light of this (Eph. 4:30)?