“First seek the counsel of the Lord”

Boy Reading the holy bibleWhen we wonder why areas of life seem limited and we just seem unable to break through to victory, let’s go back to Step One: “First seek the counsel of the Lord” (1 Kings 22:5, 2 Chronicles 18:4).

Why wonder about any area of life?

  • When three armies joined against Jehoshaphat, “Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord…(2 Chronicles 20:3).
  • When Moses was asked a particular question, he answered, “Wait until I find out what the Lord commands concerning you“ (Numbers 9:8).
  • Now if anyone of you is lacking wisdom, let him be requesting it from God, Who is giving to all generously and is not reproaching, and it shall be given to him(James 1:5).
  • Part of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” includes this important lesson: “Yet seek first the kingdom and its righteousness…(Matthew 6:33).

Seek first…First seek…Inquire of the Lord…Find out what the Lord commands…be requesting it from God.

When we need direction and the path is unclear, we need only apply this simple principle from the scriptures. It’s just that simple.

Blessings and joy in the journey.

Published by Scripture Doc

Author of GO GOD - Jump On Or Hang On, 'Cause God's Gonna Win!, and a REVENOUS student of the scriptures since 1972, it became clear to me that the original language translations (from Greek and Hebrew) didn't square with the English versions in significant ways...so significant, in fact, that people were once considered heretics for investigating what the original manuscripts REALLY said. The "heretic" label persists in some Christian circles today, when one's perspective calls traditional doctrines into question. Someone once said, "The odds of someone being right is directly proportionate to the number of people trying to prove him or her wrong." Since 1972, the operating principles that ultimately birthed the ScriptureDoc project are these: 1. The word of God was written for regular people, not just theologians...it has to make sense. For that matter God Himself must make sense, otherwise how can we know Him, and what benefit would there be in knowing Him? 2. When the word of God (or God Himself) doesn't make sense, it is our understanding that is lacking, not His word. We need to investigate, educate, expand, and adjust our knowledge, perception, and understanding. 3. The goal is to, "Endeavor to present yourself to God qualified, an unashamed worker, correctly cutting the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) 4. Last one: "All scripture is inspired by God, and is beneficial for teaching, for exposure, for correction, for discipline in righteousness, that the man [or woman] of God may be equipped, fitted out for every good act." (2 Timothy 3:15-16) 5) OK, one more: "Request and it shall be given you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who is requesting is obtaining, and who is seeking is finding, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8) So . . .here's a forum where we look into what the word of God REALLY says, and what it REALLY means. IF you;re happy with what you've learned about God to date, this probably isn't for you; however, if you're open to what may be an alarmingly fresh perspective, jump on in. Join the live study (or by recording), called "Light Up The Scriptures" every Tuesday night at 8:00pm Eastern Time. Email me back for call-in details. Check out the book, "GO GOD! Jump On Or Hang On, 'Cause God's Gonna Win!" at www.Victory-Publishers.com

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