Lesson 17 from To Be a Handmaid of the Lord
Listening to God
By this point in the study, I hope that you are already hearing God through the scriptures that we’ve been reading. We’ve covered many topics, and there should be no doubt that God has instructed you. But are you REALLY listening? Are you taking these things in and allowing them to become part of who you are? Maybe you feel that to have the knowledge is enough? Maybe you think “that’s all well and good, but I’ll just do what I can and not worry about the rest”? Every one of us needs to realize that God’s word only works when we WORK it in our LIVES. So, let’s see what we can see what benefits come from listening to God to the point of OBEDIENCE.
The lesson strives to show the pattern God has given to us for success in fighting the spiritual war. An example of what is covered is:
Now, which of those things do you want to miss because you’re not interested in “listening” right now?
God has blessed you with so much! We haven’t touched on all of His provisions for us here, not by a long shot. I hope that you can see that to listen to Him is COMFORT and PROTECTION. To listen to God is the most sensible thing to do. He doesn’t expect immediate perfect results from you. He knows that your faith is a growing process. Fortunately He’s given you a recipe for success!
2 Peter 1:2-11
“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”
For the reason of having escaped the corruption that is in the world GIVE ALL DILIGENCE
Add to FAITH VIRTUE
Add to virtue KNOWLEDGE
Add to knowledge SELF-CONTROL
Add to self-control PERSEVERANCE
Add to perseverance GODLINESS
Add to godliness BROTHERLY KINDNESS
ADD to brotherly kindness LOVE
IF these are yours and ABOUND you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who LACKS these things is SHORTSIGHTED, even to BLINDNESS, and has FORGOTTEN that he was cleansed for his old sins.
IF you DO these things you will never STUMBLE; for so an entrance will be SUPPLIED to you ABUNDANTLY into the EVERLASTING KINGDOM!
What a PROMISE! Peter and John chose to LISTEN to God (Acts 4:19). Won’t you do the same?
“but GROW in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 (emphasis mine, ADL)
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