Theme: Divine Direction God's Way


Most everyone desires to know what is in the future. One can find a variety of secular books and Christian books on guidance. The devil has his materials on the market to instruct people on how to know the future. The newspapers and magazines carry the horoscopes. Some even give horoscopes for babies. There are hundreds of books on interpretation of dreams, how to function in ESP etc. Many people, young and old, are caught up in fortune-telling, ouija boards and séances. These means of receiving guidance are deceptive and evil. But God has a guidance plan that will develop character and strength as he gives us divine direction in this life. His guidance will never lead into deception or bring harm into our life.

Proverbs 3: 5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Psalms 32:8, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye."

Psalms 48:14, "For this God is our God forever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death."

In view of the fact that the Scripture repeatedly promises guidance implies that we need it. We, as human beings, will need Divine direction as we live out God's plan for our life on this earth. We need this guidance, not instead of the Bible, but along with it. Sometimes we have a need for specific direction on some particular problem that we are facing. As we seek God for guidance, we need to be aware of God's methods of divine Guidance. The Scriptures give us some definite principles of why we sometimes have delays and detours in our guest for divine guidance. Many of these lessons we have heard many times in many different ways. Let us be reminded again.

I Peter 1:12, "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Text: Exodus 13:17-18, "And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea: and the children of Israel went up harnesses out of the land of Egypt."

 

"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters."  Psalms 23:2


The book of Exodus relates the Wilderness Wandering of the Children of Israel. As we read the experiences of the people of God in the Old Testament, we can learn valuable lessons about the guidance of God in our lives.

The New Testament makes it clear that the Old Testament experiences can be used as example for us today as we live under the New Covenant that has been given to us by grace.

I Corinthians 10:11, "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."

Romans 15:4, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."

II Timothy 3:16-17, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.":

So we study the Old Testament records to learn more about our salvation and God's ways of guidance with his people. The Old Testament sheds a light on God's direction for his people and how he directs.

 

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