SEEKING THE LORD’S GUIDANCE SCRIPTURES
Note –1_1_11 When He speaks to me, it’s always about hearing Him.
Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Numerical Bible Note: What a sustenance of the true life within us to be thus, day by day, receiving the messages of His will, guided by that wondrous VOICE, learning continually more the tenderness of His love for us.
Isaiah 50:4 He wakeneth morning by morning; He wakens mine ear to hear as the learned. This is the utterance prophetically of the Lord Himself; how blessed to be able to make it our own, and thus to have the fulfillment of those words:
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way in which thou shalt go. I will guide thee with mine eye. ….he who walking with God, waits upon God, what shall ensnare him? What enemy shall prevail against him?
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle (lamp) of the Lord; searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Psalms 18:28 For it is you who will light my lamp, the Lord my God, will illuminate my darkness. (Artscrolls) Also see: 2 Samuel 22:29
The Lord is my light and my salvation,
Whom shall I fear?
One thing I asked of the Lord
That shall I seek:
That I dwell in the House of the Lord
All the days of my life
To behold the delight of the Lord, and to meditate in His Sanctuary.
In your behalf (of Thee), my heart has said,
Seek My Presence.
Your Presence, O Lord, I do seek.
Conceal not your Presence from me…
Instruct me Lord in Your way, lead me on the path of integrity.
Psalms 18:27 He illuminated for us
Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt show me the path of life;
in thy Presence is fullness of joy,
At Thy right hand there are pleasures evermore.
Isaiah 30:1,2 Take counsel of Him. Ask at His mouth.
Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water,
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
hEARt HEARt —June 18, 1989
Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
The Lord hath made even both of them.
Isaiah 50:4 He waketh morning by morning;
He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go;
I will guide thee with Mine eye. (Tehillim)
Psalms 143: 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your Good Spirit guide me over level ground. (Artscrolls)
Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy Presence is fullness of joy…
At Thy right hand there are pleasures evermore.
Deuteronomy 4:36 Out of Heaven He makes me to hear His Voice,
so that He might instruct me.
1 Corinthians 1:30; 2:16 By His doing I am in Christ Jesus who of God is made unto
me wisdom…I have the mind of Christ.
Proverbs 1:23 Behold, I will pour out My Spirit onto you, I will make known My
Words unto you. (See Artscrolls—flow)
Proverbs 1:33 He who listens to Me will dwell securely, and will be undisturbed by fear of evil.
Micah 7:8 When I sit in darkness the Lord shall be a light unto me.
Psalms 112:4 Even in darkness a light shines for the upright.
Psalms 36:10 (Artscrolls) For with you is the source of light
by your light shall we see light.
To you Jehovah I lift up my soul, My God, in you I trust…
Your ways (derekim) make known to me.
Teach me your paths
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
For you are My God, my Savior…
Who is this, the man fearful of Jehovah
He (Jehovah) will show him the way (Derek) he should choose.
(14) The secret of Jehovah is for those who fear Him, and His
Covenant is to make them know.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
They are the sons of God.
Isaiah 48:17 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;
I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit,
Which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
1 John 5:10 The Inward Witness
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit…
Job 38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts?
Or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
And lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge (know intimately)
Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
…that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all
wisdom and spiritual understanding. That ye might walk
worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Alexander Maclaren on John 14-16
With Christ in the Upper Room page 132
“…every believing soul has this Divine Spirit for His teacher, and ….may, if we will, learn of Him and be led by Him into profounder knowledge of that great Lord. ..the belief in the actual Presence with the church of a Spirit that teaches all faithful members thereof, is far too much lost out of sight of the common Christianity of this day (1890).
We ought to be the standing witnesses in the world of the reality of a Supernatural influence…
John 14:16,17 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter(helper) that He may abide with you forever, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not know Him, but you know Him, because He abides with you, and will be in you.
John 14:26 But the Comforter (Helper, Counselor, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby) The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance that I said to you.
John 15:26 When the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me.
John 16:7 It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter (Helper…) shall not come to you.
John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own initative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; He will show you things to come. (Companion Bible: the coming things.)
“the promptings of the Spirit”
Comforter Paraclete (GR)
Maclaren: One who is called to the aid of another, primarily as an advocate in a court of law, but more widely as a Helper in any form whatsoever.
“ A comforter who makes strong by His Presence; Advocate Helper, Guide, Instructor.”
Amplified Bible: Comforter, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby.
Companion Bible: One called to the side of another for help or counsel. The Rabbinical writings often refer to the Messiah under the title MeNachem (Comforter) and speak of His days as the days of consolation. Luke 2:25