THE WAYS OF GOD
Memorise: He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Isreal. Psalm 103:7
Read: Exodus 33:12-23; Bible in one year: Matthew 25:31-26:68; Job 15:22-35
A miracle is supernatural act of God. I believe in miracles. However, God’s ways are more important than His acts. The acts of God are meant to lead us into appreciating His ways. Every incontrovertible act of God is designed to propel men to seek the ways of God. God moves in mysterious ways. Isaiah 55:8 says,
“For my thought are not your thoughts, neither are you ways my ways, saith the LORD.”
The way God reason is radically different from the way we reason. His foolishness is wiser than the wisest genius on earth. Since God’s thoughts are higher than ours and His ways are superior to ours, it is imperative to us to learn His ways as He reveals them to us.
How do we learn God’s ways first, we learn His ways through intimate relationship with Him. As you interact with God in prayer and the study of His word on a daily basis, you learn the ways of God. You learn How God relates with His saints, how He answers prayers and corrects mistakes. Secondly, we learn God’s ways by learning to fear Him (Psalm 86:11). We should not misunderstand the fear of God. The fear of God is not tyrannical fear. This is because our God is not a tyrant. Our God is love (1 John 4:8). Rather, to fear God means to love Him so much that you would neither want to offend nor disobey Him. The best friend a person can have is God. He is also the worst enemy you can have. If you fear God, you will have access to enjoying life in its fullness because in God is true life. The fear of God is attained when you allow your life to be instructed by wisdom (Proverbs 10:27) and is better than great treasure (Proverb 2:5). You can be taught to fear God through the ministry of a teacher (Psalm 34:11). The worst human enemy you can have is someone who does not fear God. Such a person can steal your goods, and destroy you and your children. He or she can even use you for rituals. If a person confesses that he or she does not fear God, that person should be avoided like a plague. God is however constant. His acts are constant and serve as catalysts that propel men to learn His ways. It now depends on you as a recipient of His miracles to either seek His ways or not. God revealed His ways to Moses because Moses was His friend. If you live in perfect obedience to God’s perfect will and you allow your life to glorify Him, there is no way God will not reveal His ways to you.
The life of Moses brought praises to God. In what ways has your life brought praises to God?