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The Word Illuminates the Way….

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How do we receive this intimate instruction?

Psalm 19:7-14:The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Let’s pause and reflect on each phrase in this passage….

The law of the Lord is perfect: Complete, whole, entire, sound, healthful, unimpaired, having integrity, all that is complete or entirely in accord with truth and fact.

·         Remember that God is not in the earthquake, the roaring thunder or the rushing wind…

·         His voice comes in stillness.

·         It’s almost a whisper, not because it’s a secret but because it’s exclusive.

·         God’s intimate instruction is precise, specific, and always EXACTLY what you need to hear.

The gospel is perfect in all its parts, and perfect as a whole: it is a crime to add to it, treason to alter it, and felony to take from it. ~ Charles Spurgeon

There is not one difficulty that you are facing that God’s Word does not have an answer for.

       His Word is perfect. It can help you.

Once the Word is given you must act…NOW

Intimate instructionfrom the Lord requires radical obedienceon your part.

When Jesus is speaking to you it is not “sweet nothings.”

         He is purposeful and intentional –

Making it imperative that we come to a place of radical obedience…

         Obeying without question or hesitation…

                Trusting that He knows what He is doing AND

He ALONE is worthy of our complete and immediate submission.