So do you do it?
Some think that the teachings of God through the scriptures, through counseling or mentoring, through small group discussions and through preachings are stale. The argument is the fact that they already heard these things. But the question is, do you do what is being taught? Another question is, do you really think you know it all?
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. Psalm 25:8-9
Here’s what God does with the things you think you already know.
1. He instructs – He points you towards the right direction. If you’re lost in an unfamiliar city and even if your map tells you that you must turn right, you’d still want to ask someone who knows the city well. God, like an archer, will aim you towards the right direction. He has the authority to actually do that.
2. He leads – He’s with you in this journey marching on, walking with, setting out. He’s not just telling you to go there. He’s going with you and He’s already gone ahead of you.
3. He teaches- Even if you think you already know the right thing to do, your simplistic understanding will be enhanced by the breadth and depth of His Word as you learn how this applies to your specific situation at the moment. As God teaches you, you will see the same old verse reveal fresh revelation to you.
So, knowing is not enough. We need God to instruct, lead and teach us through reading and mediating on His Word, actively listening to the preaching of His Word, getting biblical counsel, and by sharing the Word.
But the scripture says that this applies only to the humble.
He leads the humble in what is right,…
Will you humble yourself to say…
“God, I actually don’t know it all. I need you to instruct, lead and guide me”.