NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Here lately at church, we’ve been studying Psalms 119:105. Pastor Fryer (Independent Bible Baptist Church, Pittsburg, KS) has been teaching about how we can understand God’s will for us, and how we are to walk in our lives. Below is the outline from our study. Won’t you follow along? I have to admit, this did a little flaying on me. I definitely see areas of improvement needed in my life. I hope you glean something from this as well!
Note: All scripture is from E-Sword, and all in KJV.
When we decide to look to God and His Word for help there is no need to look any farther.
Our reason for being can be found in Revelations 4:11 and Psalms 139:14.
Rev. 4:11–Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Psalms 139:14–I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
We can realize that we live and exist because of God’s will.
What is the chief end of man? We find this in Ephesians 1:5,6, 12, and 14, as well as I Corinthians 10:31.
Ephesians 1:5 and 6, 12, 14–Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (6) To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
I Corinthians 10:31–Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
If we search our hearts and discover our primary interest in God’s will is self-centered, it may be that all we really want is God’s blessing on our will.
We CAN understand God’s will for our lives.
Ephesians 5:17–Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
We are to walk worthy of God’s call to salvation.
Ephesians 4:1–I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
The word “walk” refers to the way that a Christian should progress in their Christian life.
It is a different walk, or an “extreme makeover”.
Ephesians 4:17-19–This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, (18) Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (19) Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
It is a loving walk, similar to the kind of love displayed by Christ when he gave himself for us.
Ephesians 5:1,2–Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; (2) And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
It is an enlightened walk, referring to developing a new moral and spiritual standard of living that is acceptable to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:8-10–For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are yelight in the Lord: walk as children of light: (9)(For the fruit of the Spirit isin all goodness and righteousness and truth;) (10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
It is a careful walk, taking advantage of opportunities to serve Christ as evil erodes societies openness to the gospel, even the diligence of the believers.
Ephesians 5:15-16–See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, (16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
It is an empowered walk.
Ephesians 5:18–And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (19) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (20) Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Galatians 5:25– If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
An important element of God’s will and to “understand the will of the Lord” means to learn, accept, and practice these truths.
Will we choose God’s will or our own??
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