Sunday, September 29, 2019

When to ignore others

1 Kings 13 is one of the stranger passages in the Bible, even among those who believe it. I don't normally turn to commentaries after reading the Bible, but I did in this case.

Warren Wiersbe had the most helpful comments:
If there is one lesson to be learned from 1Ki 13:11-34, it is this:
• don't let other people determine the will of God for your life.
• Obey what God's Word says to you, regardless of the cost.
Source: Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the Old Testament

God's servants often face great temptations after times of great success and excitement. (See 1Ki 18 and 19.)

Other believers can use the Word to encourage us, warn us, and correct us, but beware of letting other believers tell you God's will for your life. The Father loves each of His children personally and wants to convey His will to each personally (Ps 33:11). Yes, there's safety in a multitude of counselors, provided they're walking with the Lord, but there's no certainty that you have the will of God just because a committee approved it.
Source: The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: OLD TESTAMENT

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