I Corinthians 14:33

Verse of the Week:  I Corinthians 14:33  ‘For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…”

Encouraging Thought:  God is good, and He gives His children good things.  Psalm 84:11 says, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”   Confusion is a state of disorder, but we serve a God of order.  Creation was done in order.  The government, the church, the home – all were sanctioned by God, and all were given a certain order.  That’s why I Corinthians 14:40 says, “Let all things be done decently and in order.”  We can see God’s order and control all around us.  Without it, the entire world would be in a continual state of confusion.

Words of Wisdom:  Sometimes we live in a chaotic world.  As a believer who seems driven to know “the will of God,” it’s so easy to find yourself sitting at a crossroads in life, pondering on the pathway which branches off in three different directions, and wondering why you have no clear direction from God.  Do you look for a flashing neon arrow that says “This Way!”

And although God doesn’t send a fluorescent sign to direct your path, he doesn’t leave you without direction.  He provides you with a little tiny arrow that points you down the right path, but you have to search for it.  Searching for it causes you to diligently seek the Lord.  Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  If you diligently seek God’s direction, He’ll guide you every step of the way.

He guides you through His word.  Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”  God’s word will guide you each step of the way.

He guides you through His Holy Spirit in a still small voice.   I Kings 19:12 says, “And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”  If you listen carefully, you’ll hear Him speak to your heart.

Matthew 7:7-8  says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”  The confusion you feel is not from God.  God gives us peace and direction through His Holy Spirit.  He is not the author of confusion.

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