Friday, February 01, 2019

Instructions From God

It is obnoxious to disregard the opportunity to know him better.

Psalms 19:7-8 The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living.

Few people have a real appreciation for instruction books and owners manuals, we like to be self-sufficient, independent thinkers, we quickly toss the instructions and set out on our own way.

For some of us the issue might be with the fact that you have followed the instructions before and it didn't work out. When you were finished the product doesn't look like the picture on the box and there are parts left over that seem to be necessary.

There is an instruction book that you can trust that will give you the best results if you are willing to apply it. We should think highly of this book and give its teaching an opportunity to have an affect on us because these instructions were given to us by the one that created us.

Instruction books that are seldom ever going to be best sellers but this one is different. The one that knows us best gave us instructions that are perfect, trustworthy, right and clear so we shouldn't be surprised that there are so many Bibles around.

The thing that should surprise us it that with all of the benefits of God's instructions there are so few people reading and applying it. David says in Psalm 19 that these instructions from God revive the soul, make the simple man become wise, makes your heart have joy and it gives us insight. You cannot get these benefits from any self help book!

This instruction book will help you build your life on a firm foundation that will survive when tragedy comes. The Bible will help you build your life so that there aren't any pieces left over that don't fit anywhere. If you follow God's instructions then you will be the most useful, ready to do the work that God wants to do through your life.
Psalms 119:167 I have obeyed Your laws, for I love them very much.
It isn't just a matter of following God's instructions because you know you ought to, our Lord wants our heart to follow his ways with great delight, we should be joyful in obedience. When you have the opportunity to receive instruction from the greatest teacher that knows everything then you should cheerfully welcome his input and follow through on what you learn.
Nothing good can come from rebelling against the Lord, and nothing bad can come from obeying Him—even physical death for the sake of following the Lord is better than denying His will.
I need to be eager to learn what God's word says because it really is God's word. God has done a lot to reveal himself to me and it would be obnoxious to disregard the opportunity to know him better and follow his instructions.
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