Throughout Scripture God talked to ordinary people, and He'll talk to you too! He told Abraham when to leave home (See Genesis 12:1), and Jacob when to go back home (See Genesis 31:3). He told Elijah where to find food in the middle of a famine (See 1 Kings 17:1-5). On two different occasions He stopped Paul from walking through what appeared to be a door of opportunity because He had something better in mind for him. The Bible says: "Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies." Psalm 25:8-10). Nothing is more important in life than being led by God. Other people's input should confirm and clarify what God's already telling you. But until you've heard from Him, you'll be tempted to think other people's ideas are God's leading—and that can hurt you. You're unique, and God has a unique plan and purpose for you. When you're not sure which way to go, stand on His promise: " And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them." (Isaiah 42:16). It doesn't get any better than that!
Promise: "He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me." (Isaiah 50:8)
Reflection: Who can stand before the might of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah? None. Who can thwart the plans of the very Creator of the Heavens? None. And who could steal a single child from the hand of the conquering Lamb Himself? Why none at all! There is no foe so great or force so terrifying as to hold any sway over the Son of God! Take comfort in the strength of His arm and know to a certainty that if He is for you, then, truly, none can be against you (cf. Romans 8:31).
Week #30 schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Leviticus 16-18
Monday: (History) 2 Kings 11-15
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 84-86
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 11-12
Thursday: (Prophecy) Ezekiel 31-36
Friday: (Gospels) Luke 21-22
Saturday: (Letters) Colossians 3-4