Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Psalms 25:4 To fear the Lord is to be taught of the Lord. In fact, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. But this wisdom is so beyond human ken it must be supernatural. Therefore, only by imbibing the “spirit of the fear of the Lord” (Isa 11:2) will we be filled with the desire and the ability to learn His … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores walking in God’s Ways, as a Christian believer, but also as a society.
What are God’s ways? Certainly not ours as we pride oursleves on doing it "my way", and this is despite news media daily broadcasting the result—accelerating societal breakdown. God’s ways are therefore not only personal, but societal and ethical; they are the knowledge of God and his law for all humankind practically applied; they are wisdom for living.
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God’s ways therefore involve:
- Law and Gospel
- Social Ethics
- Path to Maturity
- Life in the Spirit
- Bible Characters
“The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him” Psalms 25:14 The secret, or intimate, things of God are not accessible to everyone. In fact, God hides the deeper knowledge of himself. Surrounded by clouds and thick darkness (Psa 37:2), he confounds those who would come to him filled with spiritual ambition. Driven from the garden, would-be autonomous man is unable to … [Read more...]
Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth (mammon), who will entrust the true riches to you? Luke 16:11 The law of spiritual riches is a non-negotiable principle of the kingdom of God. There is an unbreakable connection between our relationship to money and the release of the Spirit. If we have not been faithful in regard to natural wealth, how … [Read more...]
... And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel ... Jeremiah 48:11 The call to go on with God is a call to be poured from vessel to vessel. Our willingness to embrace change, to be poured from one vessel to another, is integral to spiritual development. Our transformation into the image of Christ comes through a history of inner abandonment to the high call of God … [Read more...]
So Samuel said to him, “The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you." 1 Sam 15:28 Saul lost the kingdom and it was given to one better than he—to David. This transition from Saul to David typically represents a major shift currently occurring in the church. It is not so much which group we are in, but … [Read more...]