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The True Vine # 23


“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:11)

Joy

If anyone asks, “How can I be a happy Christian?” our Lord’s answer is very simple. He says, “These things,” about the Vine and the branches, “I have spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” In effect, He is saying, “You cannot have My joy without My life. Abide in Me, and let Me abide in you, and My joy will be in you.”  All healthy life is a thing of joy and beauty. Live the branch life undividedly, and you will have His joy in full measure.

To many Christians, the thought of a life wholly abiding in Christ is one of strain and painful effort. They cannot see that the strain and effort exist only because we do not yield ourselves unreservedly to the life of Christ in us. They have not yet experienced the very first words of the parable: “I am the true Vine. I undertake all and provide for all. I ask nothing of the branch but that it yields wholly to Me, and allows Me to do all. I engage to make and keep the branch all that it ought to be.”  Should it not be an infinite and unceasing joy to have the Vine thus work all?  How glorious to know that it is no one less than the blessed Son of God in His love who is each moment bearing us and maintaining our life!

“That My joy might remain in you.  We are to have Christ’s own joy in us. And what is Christ’s joy? There is no joy like love. There is no joy but love. Christ had just spoken of the Father’s love, of His own abiding in it, and of His having loved us with that same love. His joy is nothing but the joy of love, of being loved, and of loving. His joy was in receiving His Father’s love, abiding in it, passing it on, and then pouring it out on sinners.

He wants to share this joy with us: the joy of being loved of the Father and of Him; the joy of, in our turn, loving and living for those around us. This is the joy of being true branches – abiding in His love, and then giving up ourselves in love to bear fruit for others. Let us accept His life, as He gives it in us as the Vine. His joy will be ours: the joy of abiding in His love, the joy of loving like Him, of loving with His love.

And that your joy might be full.  May it be complete, and may you be filled with it. How sad that we need to be reminded that as God alone is the foundation of all joy, “God our exceeding joy,” the only way to be perfectly happy is to have as much of God – as much of His will and fellowship – as possible! Christianity is meant to be  a thing of unspeakable joy.

And why do so many people complain that it is not so? Because they do not believe that there is no joy like the joy of abiding in Christ and in His love. They do not know the joy of being branches through whom He can pour out His love on a dying world.

Oh, that Christ’s voice might reach the heart of every Christian, and persuade them to believe that His joy is the only true joy. It is an inward joy, not necessarily an outward show. His joy can become ours and truly fill us. And, the sure and simple way of living in it is – only this – abide as branches in Him our heavenly Vine. Let the truth enter deep into us – as long as our joy is not full, it is a sign that we do not yet know our heavenly Vine completely. Every desire for a fuller joy must only urge us to abide more simply and more fully in His love.

My joy – your joy. In this, too, it is: as the Vine, so the branch; all the Vine in the branch. Your joy is our joy – Your joy in us, and our joy fulfilled. Blessed Lord, fill me with Your joy – the joy of being loved and blessed with a divine love. Give me the joy of loving and blessing others. Amen

~Andrew Murray~

(continued with # 24 – “Love One Another”)

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Standing Before An Open Door


“For a great and effective door has been opened to me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Corinthians 16:9)

If we listen to the whispers of the world, it is possible for us to lose our focus in life. We can get caught up in life and forget about God’s big picture of redemption. We could miss the open door of opportunity swinging wide in front of us.

As we enter into a relationship with God, we find out that as much as He cares about us, He cares just as deeply about everyone else in the world. And as we mature in our walk with God, what is important to Him should become important to us as well.

People are important to God. He cares about mankind – it’s the motivation behind sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to die for our sins. Paul wrote, “God our Saviour … desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).

So, here we stand at the beginning of a new year with opportunities circling all around us – opportunities that could impact the world in an eternal way. God doesn’t open doors for us to simply peer through them; He opens them so we will pass through them with faith that He will empower us to do His kingdom work.

Standing before an open door never resulted in a single changed life. Walking through an open door has changed the lives of millions. Are you willing to walk through it?

Lord, give me the singularity of heart to seek the doors You open for me, and the courage to walk through them. Amen

~Charles Stanley~

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The True Vine # 22


Ye, Even as I

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love”  (John 15:10)

We have had more than one occasion to speak of the perfect similarity of the vine and the branch in nature, and in Scripture. Here, Christ no longer speaks in a parable, but tells us plainly of how His own life is the exact model of ours. He had said that it is by obedience alone that we can abide in His love. He now explains that this was the way in which He abode in the Father’s love. As the Vine, so the branch. His life and strength and joy had been in the love of the Father. It was only by obedience that he abode in it. We may find our life and strength and joy in His love all the day. But, it is only by an obedience like His that we can abide in it. Perfect conformity to the Vine is one of the most precious of the lessons of the branch. It was by obedience that Christ as the Vine honored the Father as the Husbandman. It is by obedience that the believer as the branch honors Christ as the Vine.

Obey and abide.  That was the law of Christ’s life as much as it is to be that of ours. He was made like us in all things, so that we might be like Him in all things. He opened up a path in which we may walk even as He walked. He took our human nature to teach us how to wear it. He showed us how obedience – the first duty of man – is the only way to abide in the favor of God and enter into His glory. And now He comes to instruct and encourage us. He asks us to keep His commandments, even as He kept His Father’s commandments and abides in His love.

The divine fitness of this connection between obeying and abiding, between God’s commandments and His love, is easily seen. God’s will is the very center of His divine perfection. As revealed in His commandments, it opens up the way for man to grow into the likeness of his Creator. In accepting and doing His will, I rise into fellowship with Him. Therefore, the Son, when coming into the world, spoke, “I come to do thy will, O God” (Hebrews 10:9). This is the place and the blessedness of man. This is what he lost in the Fall.  This is what Christ came to restore. This is what, as the heavenly Vine, He asks of us and imparts to us. Even as He by keeping His Father’s commandments abode in His love, we should keep His commandments and abide in His love.

Ye, even as I.  The branch cannot bear fruit unless it has exactly the same life as the Vine. Our life is to be the exact counterpart of Christ’s life. It can be, in the same measure as we believe in Him as the Vine, imparting Himself an His life to His branches. “Ye, even as I,”  the Vine says; one law, one nature, one fruit. Let us learn His lesson of obedience as the secret of abiding. Let us confess that simple, implicit, universal obedience has not had the place it should have. Christ died for us as enemies when we were disobedient. He took us up into His love. Now that we are in Him, His word is: “Obey and abide; ye, even as I.” Let us give ourselves to a willing and loving obedience. He will keep us abiding in His love.

Ye, even as I. O my blessed Vine, who makes the branch partaker of Your life and likeness, in this, too, I am to be like You. As Your life in the Father’s love is through obedience, so is mine in Your love! Saviour, help me, that obedience may indeed be the link between You and me. Amen.

~~Andrew Murray~

(continued with # 23 – “Joy”)

 

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God Tells the Man Who Cares


The Bible is written in tears and to tears it will yield its best treasures. God has nothing to say to the frivolous man.

It was to Moses, a trembling man, that God spoke on the mount, and that same man later saved the nation when he threw himself before God with the offer to have himself blotted out of God’s book for Israel’s sake. Daniel’s long season of fasting and prayer brought Gabriel from heaven to tell him the secret of the centuries. When the beloved John wept much because no one could be found worthy to open the seven-sealed book, one of the elders comforted him with the joyous news that the Lion of the tribe of Judah had prevailed.

The psalmists often wrote in tears, the prophets could hardly conceal their heavy heartedness, and the apostle Paul in his otherwise joyous epistle to the Philippians broke into tears when he thought of the many who were enemies of the Cross of Christ and whose end was destruction. Those Christian leaders who shook the world were one and all men of sorrows whose witness to mankind welled out of heavy hearts. There is no power in tears per se, but tears and power ever lie close together in the Church of the First-born.

It is not a reassuring thought that the writings of the grief-stricken prophets are often poured over by persons whose interests are curious merely and who never shed one tear for the woes of the world. They have a prying inquisitiveness about the schedule of future events, forgetting apparently that the whole purpose of Bible prophecy is to prepare us morally and spiritually for the time to come.

The doctrine of Christ’s return has fallen into neglect,  on the North American continent at least, and as far as I can detect, today exercises no power whatever over the rank and file of Bible believing Christians. For this there may be a number of contributing factors; but the chief one is, I believe, the misfortune suffered by prophetic truth between the two world wars when men without tears undertook to instruct us in the writings of the tear-stained prophets. Big crowds and big offerings resulted until events proved the teachers wrong on too many points; then the reaction set in and prophecy lost favor with the masses. This was a neat trick of the devil and it worked too well. We should and must learn that we cannot handle holy things carelessly without suffering serious consequences.

Another field where tearless men have done us untold harm is in prayer for the sick. There have always been reverent, serious men who felt it their sacred duty to pray for the sick that they might be healed in the will of God. It was said of Spurgeon that his prayers raised up more sick persons than the ministrations of any doctor in London. When tearless promoters took up the doctrine it was turned into a lucrative racket. Smooth, persuasive men used superior salesmanship methods to make impressive fortunes out of their campaigns. Their big ranches and heavy financial investments prove how successful they have been in separating the sick and suffering from their money. And this in the name of the Man of Sorrows who had nowhere to lay His head!

Whatever is done without heart is done in the dark no matter how scriptural it may appear to be. By the law of just compensation the heart of the religious trifler will be destroyed by the exceeding brightness  of the truth he touches. Tearless eyes are finally blinded by the light at which they gaze.

We of the nonliturgical churches tend to look with some disdain upon those churches that follow a carefully prescribed form of service, and certainly there must be a good deal in such services that has little or no meaning for the average participant – this not because it is carefully prescribed but because the average participant is what he is. But I have observed that our familiar impromptu service, planned by the leader twenty minutes before, often tends to follow a ragged and tired order almost as standardized as the mass. The liturgical service is at least beautiful; ours if often ugly. Theirs has been carefully worked out through the centuries to capture as much of beauty as possible and to preserve a spirit of reverence among the worshipers. Ours is often an off-the-cuff makeshift with nothing to recommend it. Its so-called liberty is often not liberty at all but sheer slovenliness.

The theory is that if the meeting is unplanned the Holy Spirit will work freely, and that would be true if all the worshipers were reverent and Spirit-filled. But mostly there is neither order nor Spirit, just a routine prayer that is, except for minor variations, the  same week after week, and a few songs that were never much to start with and have long ago lost all significance by meaningless repetition.

In the majority of our meetings there is scarcely a trace of reverent thought, no recognition of the unity of the body, little sense of the divine Presence, no moment of stillness, no solemnity, no wonder, no holy fear. But so often there was a dull or a breezy song leader full of awkward jokes, as well as a chairman announcing each “number” with the old radio continuity pattern in an effort to make everything hang together.

The whole Christian family stands desperately in need of a restoration of penitence, humility and tears. May God send them soon!

~A. W. Tozer~

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The True Vine # 21


Obey and Abide

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love” (John 15:10)

In our previous meditation, reference was made to the entrance into a life of rest and strength.  This life has often come through a true insight into the personal love of Christ, and the assurance that love indeed meant that he would keep the soul. In connection with that transition, and the faith that sees and accepts it, the word surrender or consecration is frequently used. The soul realizes that it cannot claim the keeping of this wonderful love unless it yields itself to a life of entire obedience. It also knows that the faith which can trust Christ to keep it from sinning must prove its sincerity by venturing to trust Him for the strength to obey. In that faith, it dares to give up and cut off everything that has hitherto hindered it. It promises and expects to live a life that is well pleasing to God.

This is the thought we have here in our Saviour’s teaching. After having spoken of a life in His love as a necessity – because it is at once a possibility and an obligation – he states what its one condition is: “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in My love.”  This is surely not meant to close the door to the abode of His love which He had just opened up. It does not even approach the suggestion, which some are ready to entertain, that as we cannot keep His commandments, we cannot abide in His love. “Abide in My love” is a promise.

And so, the instruction as to the way through this open door points to an attainable ideal. The love that invites to her blessed abode reaches out her hand, and enables us to keep he commandments. Do not fear. In the strength of your ascended Lord, take the vow of obedience, and give yourself to the keeping of His commandments.  Through His will, loved and done, lies the path to His love.

Only let us understand what it means. It refers to our performance of all that we know to be God’s will. There may be doubtful things, about which we are not sure. A sin of ignorance still has the nature of sin in it. There may ae involuntary sins, which rise up in the flesh, that we cannot control or overcome. God will deal with these in due time, in the way of searching and humbling. And, if we are simple and faithful, He will give us a larger deliverance than we dare to expect.

But, all this may only be found in a truly obedient soul. Obedience refers to keep the commandments of our Lord, and performing His will in everything in which we know it. This is a possible degree of grace. Here, Christ is speaking of our accepting obedience as the purpose of our heart. Faith in Christ is our Vine, in His enabling and sanctifying strength and power, prepares us for this obedience of faith. It secures a life of abiding in His love.

If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love.  It is the heavenly Vine unfolding the mystery of the life He gives. To those abiding in Him, He opens up the secret of the full abiding in Him, He opens up the secret  of the full abiding in Him, He open up the secret of the full abiding in His love. It is the wholehearted surrender in everything to do His will that gives access to a life in the abiding enjoyment of His love.

Obey and abide. Gracious Lord, teach me this lesson, that it is only through knowing Your will that one can know Your heart. Only through doing that will can one abide in Your love. Lord, teach me that as worthless as is the doing in my own strength, so essential and absolutely indispensable is the doing of faith in Your strength, if I want to abide in Your love.

~Andrew Murray~

(continued with # 22 – “Ye, Even as I”)

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The True Vine # 20


“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: abide ye in my love” (John 15:9)

Abide in My love. We speak of a man’s home as his abode. Our abode, the home of our soul is to be the love of Christ. We are to live our life there,  to be at home there all the day. This is what Christ means for our life to be. And, only He can truly make it so. Our continuous abiding in the Vine is to be an abiding in His love.

You have probably heard or read of what is called the higher or deeper life. It is also referred to as the richer, fuller, or more abundant life. And possibly some have told you about a wonderful change in their lives. Once a continual failure and stumbling, their lives were changed into a very blessed experience of being kept and strengthened and made exceedingly glad. If you asked them how this great blessing came to them, many would tell you it was simply this: they were led to believe that abiding in Christ’s love was meant to be a reality; they were willing to give up everything for it, and then were enabled to trust Christ to make it happen.

The love of the Father to the Son is not a sentiment – it is a divine life, an infinite energy, and irresistible power. It carried Christ through life and death and the grave. The Father loved Him, dwelt in Him, and did all for Him. So the love of Christ to us is an infinite, living power that will work in us all He delights to give. The weakness in our Christian life is that we do not take time to believe that this divine love really does delight in us. It will truly possess and work all in us. We do not take time to look at the Vine bearing the branch so entirely, working all in it so completely. We strive to do for ourselves what Christ alone can – what Christ so lovingly longs to do for us.

This is the secret of the change we spoke of. It is the beginning of a new life, when the soul sees this infinite love willing to do all, and gives itself up to it. “Abide ye in my love.” In believing that, it is possible to live moment by moment – knowing that everything which makes life difficult or impossible will be overcome by Christ Himself. To believe that divine love really means an infinite longing to give itself wholly to us and never leave us, and to, in faith, cast ourselves on Christ to work it in us, is the secret of the true Christian life.

And how do we acquire this faith? Turn away from the visible if you want to see and possess the invisible. Take more time with Jesus, gazing on Him as the heavenly Vine, living in the love of the Father, who wants you to live in His great love.  Turn away from yourself, your efforts, and your faith, if you want your heart to be filled with Him and the certainty of His love. Abiding means leaving everything else in order to occupy one place and stay there. Come away from all else, and set your heart on Jesus and His love. That love will awaken your faith and strengthen it. Occupy yourself with that love; worship it; wait for it. You may be sure it will reach out to you, and by its power take you up into itself as your abode and your home.

Abide in My love. Lord Jesus, I see it, it was Your abiding in Your Father’s love that made You the true Vine, with Your divine fullness of love and blessing for us. Oh, that I may even so, as a branch, abide in Your love, for its fullness to fill me and overflow on all around. Amen

~Andrew Murray~

(Continued with # 21 – “Obey and Abide”)

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True Worship: Fully Seeking the Lord We Adore


“O come, let us worship and bow down …” (Psalm 95:6)

An old creed says that we worship one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

If we could set froth all of God’s attributes and tell all that He is, we would fall on our knees in adoring worship.

The Bible tells us that God dwells in light that is unapproachable, whom no man can see or has seen, and whom no man can see and live.

It says that God is holy and eternal and omnipotent and omniscient and  sovereign, and that He has a thousand sovereign attributes. And all of these should humble us and bring us down to where we should be if it were not for sin!

I have come to believe that no worship is wholly pleasing to God until there is nothing in us displeasing to God. If there is anything within me that does not worship God, then there is nothing in me that worships God perfectly.

Note that I am not saying that God must have a perfection of worship or He will not accept any worship at all. I would not go so far; if I did, I would rule myself out. But, I do say that the ideal God sets before us is to worship as near to perfectly as we can. Faith and love and obedience and loyalty and high conduct of life – all of these must be taken as burnt offerings and offered to God!

True worship seeks union with its beloved, and an active effort to close the gap between the heart and the God  it adores is worship at its best!

~A. W. Tozer~

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The True Vine # 19


The Wonderful Love

“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you” (John 15:9)

Here, Christ leaves the parable language, and speaks plainly out of the Father. As much as the parable could teach, it could not teach the lesson of love. All that the vine does for the branch it does under the compulsion of a law of nature. There is not personal, living love to the branch. We are in danger of looking to Christ as a Saviour and a supplier of every need, without any sense of the intensity of personal affection in which Christ embraces us. He is appointed by God, accepted and trusted by us, and only through Him can we find true happiness. Christ seeks to point us to this.

And how does He do so? He leads us once again to Himself, to show us how identical His own life is with ours. Even as the Father loved Him, He loves us. His life as a vine dependent on the Father was a life in the Father’s love. That love was His strength and His joy. In the power of that divine love resting on Him, He lived and died. If we are to live like Him, as branches to be truly like our Vine, we must share in this, too. Our life must have its breath and being in a heavenly love as much as His.  What the Father’s love was to Him, His love will be to us. If that love made Him the true Vine, His love can make us true branches. “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you.”

As the Father hath loved Me.  And how did the Father love Him? The infinite desire and delight of God to communicate to the Son all He had Himself – to take the Son into the most complete equality with Himself, to live in the Son and have the Son live in Him – was God’s love to Christ. We cannot conceive of this mystery of glory. We can only bow and worship as we try to think of it. And with such a love – with this very same love – Christ longs to communicate to us all  He is and has. He desires to make us partakers of His own nature and blessedness. His delight is to live in us and have us live in Him.

And now, if Christ loves us with such an intense, infinite, divine love, what is it that hinders it from triumphing over every obstacle and getting full possession of us? The answer is simple. Even as the love of the Father to Christ is a divine mystery, so His love to us is too high for us to comprehend or attain to by any effort of our own. It is only the Holy Spirit who can continually shed abroad and reveal – in its all-conquering power – this wonderful love of God in Christ. It is the vine itself that must give the branch its growth and fruit by sending up its sap. It is Christ Himself who must, by His Holy Spirit, dwell in the heart. Then, we will know and have in us the love that passes knowledge.

As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you.  Will we not draw near to trust, and yield to the personal, living Christ, so that He may work this love in us? Just s He knew and rejoiced every hour – the Father loveth Me – we, too, may live in the unceasing consciousness – as the Father loved Him, so He loves us.

As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you. Dear Lord, I am only beginning to understand how exactly the life of the Vine is to be that of the branch, too. You are the Vine, because the Father loved You, and poured His love through You. And so You love me, and my life as a branch is to be like Yours – a receiving and a giving out of heavenly love. Amen

~Andrew Murray~

(continued with # 20 – “Abide In My Love”

 

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The True Vine # 18


True Disciples

“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye be my disciples” (John 15:8)

And, are those who do not bear much fruit not disciples? They may be, but in a backward and immature stage. Of those who bear much fruit, Christ says, in effect, “These are My disciples, such as I would have them be – these are true disciples.”   We say about someone in whom the idea of manliness is realized: That is a man! Likewise, our Lord reveals who are disciples after His heart, worthy of the name: Those who bear much fruit.

We find this double sense of the word disciple in the Gospel. Sometimes, it is applied to all who accept Christ’s teaching. At other times, it includes only the inner circle of those who followed Christ wholly, and gave themselves to His training for service. The difference has existed throughout all ages. There have always been a smaller number of God’s people who have sought to serve Him with their whole heart, while the majority have been content with a very small amount of the knowledge of His grace and will.

And what is the difference between this smaller inner circle and the many who do not seek admission to it? We find it in the words: much fruit.  With many Christians, the thought of personal safety – at first, a legitimate reason to believe – remains throughout life as the one aim of their faith in God. The idea of service and fruit is always a secondary and very subordinate thought. The honest longing for much fruit does not trouble them. Souls that have heard the call to live wholly for their Lord – to give their life for Him as He gave His for them – can never be satisfied with this. Their cry is to bear as much fruit as they possibly can, as much as their Lord can ever desire or give through them.

Bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples.  I bet every reader to consider these words most seriously. Do not be content with the thought of gradually doing a little more or better work. In this way it may never come. Take the words, much fruit, as the promise which your heavenly Vine reveals about what you must and can be. Fully accept the impossibility – the utter folly – of attempting it in your own strength. Let the words call you to look on the Vine anew, and undertake to live out their heavenly fullness in you. Let them waken in you once again the faith and the confession, “I am a branch of the true Vine. I can bear much fruit to His glory, and the glory of  the Father.”

We need not judge others. But, we  see in God’s Word everywhere that there are two classes of disciples. Let there be no hesitation as to where we take our place. Let us ask Him to reveal to us how He asks and claims a life which is wholly given up to Him. Let us ask to be as full of His Spirit as He can make us. Let our desire be nothing less than perfect cleansing, unbroken abiding, closest communion, abundant fruitfulness – true branches of the true Vine.

The world is perishing; the Church is failing; Christ’s cause is suffering. Christ is grieving on account of the lack of wholehearted Christians bearing much fruit. Though you hardly see what it implies or how it is to come, say to Him that you are His branch to bear much fruit. Tell Him that you are ready to be His disciple in His own meaning of the word.

My disciples. Blessed Lord, much fruit is the proof that You, the true Vine, have in me a true branch – a disciple wholly at Your disposal. Give me, I pray, the childlike consciousness that my fruit is pleasing to You, what You count as much fruit. Amen

~Andrew Murray~

(continued with # 19 – “The Wonderful Love”)

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Pursuing God’s Will


“In all wisdom and insight [God] made known to us the mystery of His Will” (Ephesians 1:8-9)

Even if you haven’t obtained academic degrees, you have wisdom that far surpasses the most education unbeliever.

When God redeemed you, He not only forgave your trespasses and removed the guilt and penalty of sin, but He also gave you spiritual wisdom and insight – two essential elements for godly living. Together they speak of the ability to understand God’s will and to apply it to your life in practical ways.

As a believer, you understand the most sublime truths of all. For example, you know that God created the world and controls the course of history. You know that mankind’s reason for existence is to know and glorify Him. You have goals and priorities that transcend earthly circumstances and limitations.

Such wisdom and insight escapes unbelievers because they tend to view the things of God with disdain (1 Corinthians 2:14). But you “have the mind of Christ” (v. 16). His Word reveals His will, and His Spirit gives you the desire and ability to understand and obey it.

Today is another opportunity to cultivate that desire through diligent prayer and Bible study. Let the psalmist’s commitment be yours: “O how I love Thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Thy commandments make me wiser than my enemies … I have more insight than all my teachers … I understand more than the aged … I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Thy word” (Psalm 119:97-101).

Suggestions for Prayer: Thank God for the wisdom and insight He gives you through His Word. If you have neglected the Word, ak His forgiveness, and begin once again to refresh your spirit with its truths. Ask for wisdom to respond Biblically to every situation you face today.

For Further Study: Many Christians think God’s will is vague or hidden from them. Bu Scripture mentions several specific aspects of His will. Once you align yourself with those specifics, the Spirit will direct you in the other areas of your life.

~John MacArthur~

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