Theme: Divine Direction God's Way
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."
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."
Timothy 3:16-17, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction