Commentaries
English
Matthew
  
19But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;20for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. (Exodus4:12; Luke12:11-12; Acts4:8;1Corinthians2:4)


Do you fear the enemies of Christ? Yes, they are filled with deception, pushed by the father of liar, the killer from the beginning. But Christ, the Lord of life stands up for you. He supports you and grants you the Spirit of Truth who will definitely overcome your fear, comfort you in temptation, confirm faith to you and glorify the name of Jesus through you. You do not have to defend yourself. Listen to the voice of your Lord in your heart. Do not be angry against your judges or adversaries; then the Spirit of your heavenly Father will guide you to wisely answer them.
You are an appointed witness of the Father and the Son by the Holy Spirit. The Father regenerated you, the Son saved you, and the Holy Spirit in you is the eternal power. Trust the Almighty with all your heart. Do not trust your own mind. It is your Father who protects you and inspires you in critical hours.
Christ confirmed to His followers that they would not be left to themselves upon such a dangerous occasion, but God would send His Spirit of wisdom to speak in them, as His providence has promised them. Our Father in heaven gives them the ability, not only to speak to the point clearly, but also to speak with holy zeal. The same Spirit that assisted them in the pulpit assisted them at the bar. They cannot but come off well, who have such an advocate, as he said to Moses, “go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say” (Exodus 4:12).

Prayer
We glorify You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the One and only God, for You have called us to a clear testimony. Please forgive us our hastiness in speaking and our incomplete wisdom. Open our minds to Your inspiration that we may glorify You by listening to the voice of Your Holy Spirit and speak of what He tells us. Purify us from the result of our sins and fill us with the spirit of humility and meekness so that your redemption sanctifies us in our lives. Overcome the fear in us and fill us with Your loving kindness.
Question
Who are our enemies, and what promise did Jesus give us concerning them?