The Less Obvious Commands In the Bible

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Some of God’s commandments are obvious to us. It is clear that we shouldn’t kill someone or rob a bank. Those sins are on the surface, and the consequences for committing them are oftentimes obvious.

Recently, God has been showing me some less obvious commandments. The other week I wrote an article about anxiety. In that article I wrote about how the Bible makes it pretty clear that we are not supposed to be fearful. Fear, it seems, is contradictory to faith. Feel free to read the full article here.

God has been helping me tremendously with anxiety, but that is not the only thing that He has been showing me lately. There is another element to the anxiety command that has been calming my heart lately. The book of Proverbs says it better than I can, so I’ll just let you read:

Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

There have been a lot of complicated situations in my life. In fact, there are several complicated struggles that I am currently facing. God, however, has been gracious in reminding me of something. As I look back at some of the major difficulties that troubled me in the past, I realize that God took me through those difficulties. Mountains that I never could have overcome by my own strength have been conquered with the help of God.

God’s faithfulness to help me in the past reminds me that He is still here to help me. I can have faith in God, because He always takes care of His end of the deal. In fact, He always goes above and beyond.

I encourage you to take a look at the mountain that is currently in front of you, and take a moment to consider God’s strength. Make a mental (or physical) list of some of the things that He has been faithful in helping you through in the past.

Instead of leaning on your own understanding amidst your struggles, acknowledge God. Seek Him first. Focus on His Kingdom, and everything else will fall into place.

Never forget that our God is AWESOME.

I love you guys and am praying for you!

-Caleb

 

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Patrick Feller – Into the Promised Land…

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