Does the Lord speak to us through His creation? Yes He does, all you need to do is look at the scriptures.
There are so many illustrations with various parts of creation. Let’s now look at the grass.
The phrase “sound doctrine” is mentioned a few times in scripture. So what is “sound doctrine”?
For something to be sound, it has to be whole. In other words a healthy doctrine, wholesome.
We don’t need to look far to see that sound doctrine is being contested in our days. This is not a surprise as we can see in scripture.
Let’s assume you lived in a country where they had kings and queens and the king of the land gave you a gift. Would you appreciate it? Yes and again yes. As a matter of fact, you will be showing everyone you had an opportunity to, to let them know that the king gave you a gift.
Many of us are aware that there are many offices in the body of Christ; Bishop, Deacon, Pastor, Apostle, etc.
Let’s have a look at scripture to see what it says:
We can learn a lot from 1 Thessalonians 3, the heart that Paul had for the people and his commitment to them. As we will see, this was not just Paul, but the leadership, or in other words those that had responsibility for the Thessalonian’s.
Have you ever made a decision without examining the full facts and realised you had made a mistake?
Well depending on what it is, hasty decisions can sometimes be very costly.
Yes we do have to make every day decisions, but things that can have a great impact need to be weighted very carefully before a decision is made.
Have you ever had someone so close to you and then down the journey of life, the person actually became your enemy?
Well this is not new. We have examples of this in the bible. One of such was the relationship between David and Joab.
Being angry for the right reasons is not sin otherwise the bible would not have said “Be angry but sin not” (Ephesians 4; 26). In others words being angry is not sin (provided its being angry for the right reasons).
Cain was angry for the wrong reasons, which was sin to him (Genesis 4; 1-7), this article is not addressing that type of anger.
The bible makes it clear that during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, He did not sin (2 Corinthians 5; 21), so we have a clear basis confirming Ephesians 4;26. A person can be angry and not sin.
Most of us have asked the Lord for direction in making decisions and will continue to. The bible says that the “Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth” (John 16;13).
The process of guidance for us can sometimes consist of trial and error on our part, or as a good friend of mine says “follow what has life on it”. As we mature, the guidance of the Lord should become more easier because we would at that time have noticed patterns and learned the ways of the Lord.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.