Understanding from God!

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Commentary By:  Gordon King

As humans we rely on our own understanding of what is right and what is wrong, on our own reasoning and intellect in determining how to live our lives and how to treat others.  As believers in Jesus Christ we should not lean on our own understanding, but trust in God with all of our heart.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,  And lean not on your own understanding

It is the LORD who determines the times, the weather, and life itself.  It is He who hold’s all things together, who gives and takes away.  While we don’t always know or understand just why God does some of the things that He does, we must trust in Him and His ways.

Isaiah 55:8-9

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,  Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,  So are My ways higher than your ways,  And My thoughts than your thoughts.’

Trusting in the Lord is essential to being a follower of Christ, it is also essential for our salvation.  God has given us the Holy Spirit in order to lead and to guide us in His ways not ours.  We must listen to His Spirit and follow His lead.  Trust in what the Spirit tells us and do not lean on your own understanding.

There may be many times when a believer will want to deviate from the leading of the Holy Spirit, to do things our own way and not God’s way.  This my friends is rebellion against God Almighty!  It is sin.  It is relying on self, rather than relying on God.

Much sin is the result of selfishness, of putting “I” first.  We must put aside our own life and take on the life of Christ!  He must increase and I must decrease.  Isn’t this scriptural?

Do things for God, according to His will, and for the purpose of pleasing Him, and then you shall reap the rewards of a faithful servant.  Help those in need, do good, feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, comfort the suffering, spend time with the lonely.  Be kind, generous, helpful, forgiving, merciful, loving, and live in peace.

Jesus came humbly before man to bring good news, to love those suffering in the world.  He came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly!  This is how we are to live as well.  We are to put on Christ and live as He did my friends!

One day He will return, not as a gentle Lamb, but as a roaring Lion!  This is the side of Christ which belongs to God, the side which is reserved for God alone.  The time when He puts a stop to the madness in the world and ushers in a new era.

Vengeance belongs to God, not to us.  It is not for us to condemn, but for God.  Ours is to love as God first loved us!  Our faith in God is strengthened by adversity and tribulation.  When you stumble and fall get back up and follow the Lord, learn and grow as He transforms you into the likeness of Christ!

God bless my friends! Maranatha!

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14 comments

  1. christine

    Thank you Gordon for this lovely post and it’s message that just encourages us to examine our walk and to stay on the path of God’s blessing it is so easy to start wandering a little to the left or to the right and it’s great that we can hear out Good Shepherds voice through the words given to faithful brothers and sisters for our edification. You are truly feeding the hungry and giving water to the thirsty !

    God bless and Maranatha!
    Christine

    • Gordon King

      Thanks Christine!

      It’s not difficult to wander off, and it can happen to the best of us. Being a believer is a daily activity, not merely accepting Christ as your Savior, but living it out each and every day. We must seek Him first after we wake, seek His will for the day, commune with Him throughout the day, praise and thank Him before we sleep.

      God bless! Maranatha!

  2. jim hunt

    How about we Learn and use the Name which is above all names,Yahweh is his name, God is not a name but a title,Yahweh means Salvation,God is a generic term for any God,to address Yahweh by his name personalizes our relationship with him,provided we also obey him,Yeshua said Ye are my friends,if ye do whatsoever I command you,Christianity talks a good show until you compare their rhetoric with the scriptures,then most of their arguments fall apart,if we really love Yahweh we should also keep his Commandments,then the proper works will follow.—–Jim Hunt

    • Gordon King

      Thanks for your comment Jim!

      I use the name Yahweh as well, however I also use many other names of God. How about “I AM”, maybe we should be using the name I AM. When I refer the the Lord as God, I use a capital “G”, which represents the one and only true God of the universe, Jesus Christ, not the word “god”, which represents false gods.

      God has many names, and I do not believe that we should get stuck on how we refer to Him. All believers have a unique relationship with Jesus Christ, and each of us may refer to Him differently, there is nothing wrong with that. It’s our relationship which matters.

      God bless!

      • jim hunt

        Gordon King You are kidding yourself,when you think you have it all figured out,the third Commandments says we are not to use Yahweh’s name in vain,which is to bring his name down to the lowest common denominator,his name is above all name,not on the same level as all other names,you say we shouldn’t get stuck on how we refer to him,how about we do the same with your name,we will call you Bob Or Jack,because we wouldn’t want to get hung up on names would we,your comment about each believer having a unigue relationship with Jesus,is pure bunk and not scriptural in the least,we meet Yahweh and his Messiah on his terms not our on,this shows a gross ignorance on your part,according to 1 John 2:4 if you don’t keep his Commandments there is no relationship,and that is what really matters,Yah which is the short form for Yahweh means I am,I repeat God is not a name and is not the only true Gods name,don’t give me this stuff about getting stuck on name,that’s you Christians problem your understanding of scriptures is darkened,and you won’t listen to any correction,Christianity has been apostate sense its inception,and you don’t even know it.

      • Gordon King

        Thanks for your comments Jim!

        I never said that I had it all figured out Jim, we are all learning me, you, everyone.

        John 1:1-2
        “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. ”

        John 1:12-13
        But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

        On, and on, and on throughout scripture.

        Yhvh: God
        Original Word: יְהֹוִה
        Part of Speech: Proper Name
        Transliteration: Yhvh
        Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-ho-vee’)
        Short Definition: God

        Scripture gives us many, many names for God, not just one.

        I never said that anyone has a relationship with God if they are not saved, only those who place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ! How is that ignorance?

        You act like you are a Christian, but then you condemn Christians. You seem to be angry and want to argue, I will not argue, it is a deception and a ploy from Satan to divide the body of Christ!

        God bless Jim!

  3. Bill Murphy

    Thank You ! This gives me much to ponder about myself…what makes me tick….the why’s, the who’s, the love. Where is my humility, my servitude, my acceptance, my faith……….

    • Gordon King

      Amen to that Bill!

      Let us all seek to know just who we are and where we stand. We must strive to know God more, and to put Him first rather than ourselves.

      God bless!

  4. SweetJava

    Amen! Beautifully said Gordon.

    Acts 26:18 [ Jesus speaking ] “to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.”

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