Bible Ballistics: BBs #204 God’s Way Or Mine???
Let’s take just a few minutes this morning to see what God’s Word has to say about our ways; to see how we can be sure we’re walking God’s way and not our own. Let’s begin with a passage from the Psalms. The Psalmist directs our hearts and minds with some questions and answers.
Q- “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
A- by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Result- 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not wander
from thy commandments.
Reason- 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
Result- that I might not sin against thee.
Response- 12 Blessed art thou, O Lord:
Request- teach me thy statutes.” Psalm 119:9-12
The question still resounds, “HOW” shall anyone “cleanse” his way? The answer points us to The Word of God! But how can we understand The Word? Only by knowing the author! Anyone can peruse the Bible, but only those who belong to Jesus have the empowerment of spiritual understanding. Why? Because the Bible is a spiritual book that reveals the God Almighty of the universe and His plan of salvation that was, is, and ever will be, His Son Jesus Christ by His atoning, substitutionary death for us at Calvary. Only one way—Jesus! Only one book—God’s Word, the Bible! Only one revealer—the Holy Spirit!
“For what man knoweth the things of a man,
save the spirit of man which is in him?
even so the things of God knoweth no man,
but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received,
not the spirit of the world,
but the spirit which is of God;
that we might know
the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak,
not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth,
but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not
the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual
judgeth all things,
yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord,
that he may instruct him?
but we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:11-16
So, the only way to walk God’s way consistently is to have “the mind of Christ”—to belong to Jesus and have HIS Spirit within and yield to Him (See Ro. 8:9)! Whose spirit is ruling and directing your steps? We must pay attention, and know God’s Word that we might walk in His ways. All ways aren’t right—but we can know the difference?
“Beloved, believe not every spirit,
but try the spirits
whether they are of God:
because many false prophets
are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1