Day 24 of 500. TheNewAndLivingWay.com “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2Corinthians 5:7

  • “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2Corinthians 5:7

God has called us to be “by faith” BELIEVERS. Not to be “by our wisdom” UNDERSTANDERS.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

If we choose to place our ability to reason over the Word of God then we are idolators.

“You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.” Exodus 20:4

To avoid idolatry we must not imagine anything of this world to be like that of the Heavens. We can never make our will above or even equal to that of God’s. We can not think our wisdom equivalent with His.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8

Why would I ever choose to lean on my own limited understanding when instead I have the ability to place my faith in the author and finisher of that faith? The Alpha and Omega, the very Beginning and the End, instructs me to call upon Him and reminds me that His Will ultimately prevails.

“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” Isaiah 46:9-10

“Who can fathom the Spirit of the LORD, or instruct the LORD as His counselor? Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten Him, and who taught Him the right way? Who was it that taught Him knowledge, or showed Him the path of understanding?” Isaiah 40:13-14

Even the apostle Paul included himself among those to be reminded of the compass we should rely on when he wrote:

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2Corinthians 5:7

Join me in my walk,

Billy

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