“Then he said, “The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth.” Acts 22:14
You could say this verse is the summary of Paul the Apostles life but it is also just as true of the Christian life. There are three items listed here that I would like to briefly cover.
The first is to know the will of God:
This is the first aim of the Christian, to know the will of God and to obey it. It is true that once a person comes to the saving faith of Jesus, God in His grace and the power of the Holy Spirit allows us to begin the journey of learning and knowing His will for our lives.
The second is to see the Just One:
It is the aim of the Christian life to walk daily in the presence of the Risen Lord. When one comes to faith in Jesus, repenting of their sins and asking the Lord Jesus to lead their lives one learns very quickly that Jesus lives. To many a person Jesus is a historical figure that once lived and died. But to the Christian Jesus is God who came in the flesh to die for the sins of the world not to judge but to save. And when the grace and love of God hit the heart of a repenting person God by His Holy Spirit allows Jesus to become real, known and seen personally and experientially.
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The third is to hear the voice of His mouth:
The Christian is ever listening for the voice of God above the voices of the world to tell him where to go and what to do. What a privilege we have in Christ Jesus to hear the voice of God. Herein lies the importance of daily prayer and daily reading of our Bibles for “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16,17
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