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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Make God Your Teacher

part 6 in a 10 part series on walking rightly with the Lord based on Psalm 119:9-16 
Read the whole series HERE 

"God has called us to live holy lives" (1 Thessalonians 4:7), and one way we accomplish this is by asking God to teach us His decrees (Psalm 119:12).  

Psalm 119:9-16, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:12, Letting God teach us
Before I became a Christian, I "tried" to read the Bible, but I only understood the surface things (1 Corinthians 2:14-15). 

When I became a Christian, the Bible came alive for me (it is alive, you know - Hebrews 4:12). I treasured moments when I could steal away from my napping toddlers and housework and read a few precious lines of God's message.* 

"When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth." John 16:13  

Throughout our lives, it's important that we "listen at God's door" (Proverbs 8:33-34), asking Him to help us see wonderful things in His Word (Psalm 119:18).

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." James 1:5

We have a wonderful Teacher who wants us to know and obey His ways (Matthew 28:19-20). Let's be good students.
* My "babies" are now in their 40's : ) 
 
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1. The Bible encourages us to ask God to teach us and believe that He will.

James 1:5-6: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 

Hebrews 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

2. The Holy Spirit is always with us, guiding and teaching us. And His message will always agree with Scripture.

John 14:26: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

John 16:13: But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.  
2016, Gail Burton Purath, BiteSizeBibleStudy.com

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