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Safe and secured in God’s hand

When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful. Words alone will not discipline a servant; the words may be understood, but they are not heeded. There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking. Proverbs 29:18-20

Christians live by God’s revelation while the world relies on human reason. The world seeks grand and noble purposes; a goal to achieve while the children of God seek out to follow God’s will and pleases Him. Each one has a tendency to seek out satisfying and noble acts in which they can invest their lives. There are those that will be motivated to establish fame and to gain material wealth as goals and objectives and then organize themselves to achieve them. While God’s people arrange their lives based on the revelation of God found in His Word, regardless of whether it makes sense to them. This is why those who are not guided by God do not care if they hurt others. They will justify their actions as valid for they are just thinking of the welfare of their family and the future. God knows what is best for our future, our family, our church, or our country. He already knows and what He wants from us is to seek out His divine guidance. As King Solomon discovered in his life after he started to submit to God’s leading, those who “obey God and His Word will be filled with joy.” “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.” That is, they seek to do what is right in their own eyes. This is what happened to the Israelites when they will not recognize God’s supremacy over their lives. “...all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes” (Judges 17:6). They set their goals, arrange their agendas, and then pray for God’s blessings. The only way for us to know God’s will is for Him to reveal it to us and He will when we seek Him with all our hearts. “If you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him” (Deuteronomy 4:29). We will never discover it apart from God’s working in our life. When God speaks to us in His Word, our immediate response should be obedience for this is the safest place; to be in His will. As the writer of Provers said, “...trusting the Lord means safety” (29:25).


Noel De Guzman

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