Bible Reading: Psalm 48
Key Verse: Verse 14 – “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.”
Key Words: he will be our guide
In 1991, Pizza Hut unknowingly offered some divine guidance through their Atlanta billboard. It seems as though an Atlanta, Georgia, fashion designer claimed to have received an answer to her prayers in the middle of a forkful of Pizza Hut spaghetti. She had prayed for a divine sign to help her decide on whether to stay in the church choir or begin a professional singing career. While driving past the billboard, she claims to have seen the face of Michelangelo’s version of Christ’s face in the strands of spaghetti hanging from the fork. She took that to mean that the Lord wanted her to stay in the choir.
Now, you do know, I hope, that God does not guide us through billboards, visions, or dreams. God guides us through His Word.
- God guided Noah through His Word. (Genesis 6:14ff)
- God guided Abraham through His Word. (Genesis 12:1ff)
- God guided Moses through His Word. (Exodus 3:1ff)
- God guided Joshua through His Word. (Joshua 1:1ff)
When we act independently of God’s Word, we always end up in turmoil and strife. We should all dedicate ourselves to heed the advice of the psalmist: “…he will be our guide….”
What to do:
✞ Never use human logic to justify your actions.
✞ God will always use His Word to guide, so stay in the Word.
✞ Always ask three basic questions when making a decision.
- Will it build up or tear down my testimony for Christ?
- Will it glorify God or simply make me happy?
- Will it build others up in the faith?