THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Commemoration of Gladys Aylward, Missionary in China, 1970

If, therefore, in doubtful cases, you would discover God’s will, govern yourselves in your search after it by these rules.
1. Get the true fear of God upon your hearts; be really afraid of offending him; God will not hide his mind from such a soul...
2. Study the word more, and the concerns and interests of the world less. The word is a light to your feet...
3. Reduce what you know into practice, and you shall know what is your duty to practise...
4. Pray for illumination and direction in the way that you should go; beg the Lord to guide you in straits, and that he would not suffer you to fall into sin...
5. And this being done, follow providence so far as it agrees with the word, and no farther. There is no use to be made of providence against the word, but in subserviency to it.
... John Flavel (1628-1691), Divine Conduct [1677], in The Whole Works of the Reverend Mr. John Flavel, v. IV, London: J. Mathews, 1799, p. 470 (see the book; see also Ezra 8:21; Ps. 25:14; 86:17; 91:9-11; 111:10; 119:11,105; Mic. 6:9; John 7:17-18; more at Direction, Fear, Guidance, Illumination, Knowledge, Prayer, Providence)

 
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