Tuesday, 4 October 2016

'WHEN HE TEACHES'

"Teach me O Lord, the way of Your statutes; and I shall keep it to the end" - Psalm 119:33
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Is God a teacher? How does He teach people? No one can understand God's statutes (word) except he or she has been taught by God. Because God's law is spiritual (Rom. 7:14), only the Holy Spirit can teach you His statutes (John 16:13).
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The Lord teaches those who are eager to learn through His spirit. And if He must teach you, you must create time to learn at His feet.
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The difference between Mary and Martha is a function of their desire. Mary desire to learn at Jesus' feet but Martha was cumbered with the things that aren't needful in life (Luke 10:39-42). The Lord can only teach you when you are desirous of siting at His feet to learn.
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What you spend your time doing will tell us what you love. God cannot teach you His word if you don't love it or you love other things than His word.
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If He would teach you His statutes, you must come before Him with a ready and humble mind. You must discard all your preconceived ideas and understanding so that you can comprehend what His spirit would teach you.
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When the Lord teaches you, you'll get understanding and you'll discover the truths in it beyond the letters of the scripture. When He teaches you, it's only then you can know the truth concerning the scripture and life and the truth would set you free (John 8:32).
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When He teaches you, you'll get the truth directly from His mouth and you won't depend on what people preach as truth. Meanwhile, none of these would happen if you don't spend time to learn at His feet.
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You need to spend more time to meditate in His word, day and night (Josh. 1:8) and ask Him to open your eyes so that you can behold wondrous things out of His law (Ps. 119:18).
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It is in His word that you'll find light, revelation, knowledge, wisdom and direction for your pursuit in life. Pay the price to learn at His feet and your life won't remain the same.


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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