Friday, July 8, 2011

God's way is the perfect way (part 2)

A consideration of God’s way:

Isa. 55:8-9
(8)  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
(9)  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

First, God’s way is not naturally the way we would choose.  Just read the Bible and you will notice how different, how opposite God does things from the way we would do things.  This is a very important consideration.  God is different from all of His creation.  And because of sin, we have a propensity to go our own way, apart from God - the very God who created us.  Rebellion is the height of ingratitude and stupidity.  If you truly desire to go God’s way in every area of life, you must first understand there will be a struggle.  Our sinful nature, our carnal desire, our way is not God’s way.  We must go to God and ask Him to strengthen us to go His way.  A Confession or acknowledgment of this truth is vital, and must be professed repeatedly until we reach our glorification in Christ.

Second, God’s way is the best way.  Our reasoning or circumstances will at times oppose God’s ways, but by trusting God and obeying Him, we bring God to bear upon our situation.  With humble dependence upon Him, we can pray to God with confidence, claim His promises, and know His presence is with us.  It is best to go God’s way.

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