If only you will respond to my rebuke, then I will pour out my thoughts to you and I will make my words known to you. — Prov 1:23 NET
After repenting, comes new divine anointing. The Holy Spirit will not enter or stay in a heart that is cherishing sin. But when we turn away from the wrong things–the Spirit will come and live in us.
There is a great deal in the Bible about the conditions on which divine things are revealed. “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear him.” These words promise a very sweet confiding–even God tells the secret things of his heart to his children. The condition is, “with those who fear him,” that is, reverence, honor, love, and obey him. We have an illustration of this, in God’s dealing with Abraham. “The Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do? “ Abraham was the “friend of God,” and the secret of the Lord was confided to him.
In, our Lord’s parting words to his disciples, we have the same truth: “No longer do I call you servants: for the servant knows not what his Lord does; but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known unto you.”
Again we have the condition of this confidence: “You are my friends–IF you do the things which I command you.” If we would know divine things–we must submit ourselves to divine guidance.
Daily Comfort - October 15
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