God directs His people

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“Do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:17

How may the Lord’s guidance be expected? God directs His people

God directs His people by affording them, in answer to prayer, the light of His Holy Spirit–which enables them to understand and love the Scriptures. Because The Word of God furnishes us with just principles, right apprehensions–to govern our judgments and affections, thereby influencing and regulating our conduct. Those who study the Scriptures in humble dependence upon divine teaching, are convinced of their own weakness. They are taught to make a true estimate of everything around them. Because they are gradually formed into a spirit of submission to the will of God. They discover the nature and duties of their situations and relations in life, and the snares and temptations to which they are exposed.


The Word of God dwelling in them is . . .

a preservative from error,
a light to their feet, and
a spring of strength and consolation.

Because by treasuring up in his mind the doctrines, precepts, promises, exhortations, and warnings of Scripture; and by diligently comparing himself with the rule by which he is to walk–the Christian grows into a habitual frame of spiritual wisdom. He acquires a gracious taste which enables him to judge of right and wrong with a degree of readiness and certainty–as a musical ear judges sounds; so that he is rarely mistaken, because he is influenced by the love of Christ which rules in his heart, and a regard for the glory of God. Moreover, God has promised to show Himself strong on behalf of the one whose heart is perfect toward Him. He does this by regulating His providences, and causing all things to work together for his good.

Therefore Our daily walk is to be ordered by God’s Word. In proportion as it is so, we will be kept in His will and preserved from folly and sin.

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