The Lord has a voice! Do you seek to hear Him? Do you do what He says?
It seems that many true, blessed saints have bought into the teaching that the Lord does not have a specific, knowable and individual will for the Christian's life. The example of David (as well as the whole of scripture) suggests otherwise.
God's ways are often beyond human comprehension. When His ways seem "unfair," even "wrong" to human reason, what should the Christian do?
The choosing of David to be king of Israel tells us as much about his brothers as him.
Life can overwhelm us. And sometimes the Lord's desires for us seem, at first glance, "unreasonable." However, such is never the case.
"How can I be successful?" Who hasn't ask himself this question? Well, the Lord is very plain on what is required to be successful and prosper in our life.
Stephen Prothero, chair of Boston University's department of religion, commented on a recent survey, the massive U.S. Religious Landscape Survey undertaken by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, in Monday's (March 10, 2008) edition of USA Today. He suggested that the data indicate a fundamental transformation of American religion. Of particular interest to me were his comments on those who responded "None" when asked for their religious affiliation. Regarding this group,
Listen to the Holy Spirit speak through the Psalmist:
Instruction from a blessed and proven saint.
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