Tuesday 27th December, 2022
WE KNOW HIS WAYS – Pastor Chris
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given (Matthew 13:11).
Those who don’t know God are quick to say, “His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts.” But for us who are born again, His ways are our ways. We’re born of Him, created in His image and His likeness. That means we look like Him, and we function like Him. Moreover, we have the same life and nature with Him.
1 Corinthians 2:16 says, “…But we have the mind of Christ.” He’s given us His thoughts, so we can think like Him. Ephesians 5:1 tells us to imitate Him. Hallelujah! Recall the words of the Master in our theme scripture: He said it’s our heritage to know the mysteries of the Kingdom.
The description of His character is clearly unveiled to us in the Scriptures; you can tell who He is; you can describe God by Jesus Christ, and know what to expect of Him. You can predict His response. He has revealed Himself and His will to us through His written Word and through the Holy Spirit. The Bible says He showed His ways unto Moses.
The only time He said, “My ways are not your ways” (Isaiah 55:8-9), which some people quote out of context, was because Israel, at the time, walked away from God’s ways. His desire is for our ways to correspond with His ways. He calls and invites us to walk in His ways.
If He didn’t show us His ways, how could we walk in sync with Him? So, His ways aren’t mysterious; His ways are revealed to us in His Word. If you know Him as your Father, He is not a mystery anymore. Yes, He’s a mystery to the world and to those who don’t know Him; but we’re family; we’re His children. We live in His Kingdom, and we know His ways. Praise God.
PRAYER / CONFESSION
As I study the Word, the Father’s heart, His thoughts, plans and purposes are unveiled to me. I have full, deep and clear knowledge of His will; I’m not confused about anything in life. His light is in my heart, and there’s an unveiling of truth; revelation is granted to me for a life of victory and unending praise, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 2:11-16; Mark 4:11
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 19:1-10 & Zechariah 7-8
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 20:1-15 & Zechariah 9-10