WHEN TAUGHT BY GOD WE ARE FRIENDS OF GOD
Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long… Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way… Who is the man who fears the LORD? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant. -Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 12, 14
For those who truly want to know our Lord’s ways, He will teach them His paths and lead them in His Truth. I love sharing God’s Word with people, whether verbally or in written form, because if they truly want to know the Truth then He will show them— “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (Psalm 32:8). The Holy Spirit of God does the work in a person’s life. It is He who changes hearts by using His Word. There are those who are being drawn to Jesus. May we be sensitive to encourage them toward Jesus when we come into contact with them.
Then when a person calls on the Lord to saved from their sin to a relationship with God, then they are considered God’s friend— “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15). Those who were once at odds with God, enemies of God are now at peace with God and are saved through the life of Jesus (Romans 5:1-11). Now His Holy Spirit teaches us and reminds us what Jesus has said (John 14:26).
So today, O Lord, be pleased to cross our paths with those who desire to know the Truth of their existence and purpose and Who You are. May we respond, Dear Father, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Precious Son Jesus as we share Your Truth with them. Yes, may this be so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__voVCEZo3w