Psalm 25:9 Getting Guidance

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. Psalm 25:9

Finding guidance in just about anything is easy to find. A person can go through a bookstore and see how many self-help books there are to guide him on how to do nearly anything. Searching on U-Tube will even find more guidance on how to do many things, from how to draw a simple picture, to how to rebuild an engine on a vehicle and more.

Getting guidance on the ways of God is not so easy to find. People will search out other people to find out how God does things or how to live for God better. Christian bookstores are filled with books on how to live a Christian life and how to live for God.

All of these ways of getting guidance on the ways of God is fair, but the best source is from God Himself.

There is a method though to getting God’s guidance in His ways–a person must be humble. People like to think of themselves and being in control of their lives and always knowing what is best. It is not just the teenagers who think they know what is the best way to do something, many adults do so also.

Being humble means that you realize you cannot do it and need help. You know that you are not capable of living life correctly for God in yourself. You cannot find the self-help on your own. You need God.

Letting go of your own life and allowing God to guide you will allow God to teach you His ways. If you think and act like you know everything, God will let you go your own way. If you humble yourself and let God have control, He will guide you and teach you His ways.

God can open up your spiritual eyes as you read the Bible to see and understand how you are to live for God, but you must be willing to be taught. Do not be a know-it-all. Only God knows everything.

Allow God to teach you His ways and see what He can do in and through you.

I pray today that God will give you a hunger for His word; that you will allow God to be in control of your life; that you will humble yourself before God; and that you will hear God’s instructions on how to live for Him.

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Matthew 5:6 Right Hunger & Thirst

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6

Everyday people get hungry for food or thirsty for water. Most people are able to get something to eat and drink to satisfy them. The desire for food and water is a natural part of the human body. It is the way God created people.

Food brings the necessary nutrition that the body needs to survive and grow. Water brings about the needed cleansing to clean out impurities from the body.

Jesus now speaks of a different type of hunger and thirst. It is one for righteousness. Righteousness is being and doing the right things in the eyes of God.

Many people in the world understand the need for righteous or right living. Everywhere you go you will see religions with many rules on how to live right. People go through many different types of rituals to be right before God. Often they are trying to earn the right to get into heaven.

God stated that our righteousness is garbage. It is worthless.

There is only one way to be righteous, that is in Jesus Christ. You must cloth yourself with the righteousness of Jesus.

Hungering for righteousness is hunger for more of Jesus and His Words. It is devouring His Words and making them a part of your life. Act upon what you have read and heard.

Thirsting for righteousness is the desire to drink of the blood of Jesus. It is only by the blood of Jesus that you can be cleansed of all sin and impurities in your life.

God wants you to be righteous. He created you to be righteous. Adam and Eve were originally made perfectly righteous before God. They chose, just as everyone today does, to not be righteous before God against God’s desire.

God is more than willing to make you righteous if you desire. He will fill you with righteousness if you seek Him.

Today make it your desire to be hungry and thirsty for the righteousness of Jesus. Read God’s Word and devour it. God will fill you up. In this Jesus says you are blessed.

I pray today that you will be hungry and thirsty for the righteousness of Jesus; that God will fill you up; that you will not be hungry for what does not fill you; that God will put you in righteous standing before Him; and that you will allow God to work in you to make you more like Jesus everyday.