How Does God Reveal His Will?
The Testimony of Scripture
[2 Timothy 3:16] ”All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
All the words in your Bible are inspired by God, not just the day that they were written, but every time you read them. The verse also says that they are profitable for:
Doctrine – Tells you what right. Reproof is – Tells you what is wrong. Correction – Tells you how to do right. Instruction in righteousness – Tells you how to stay right.
All of this is one way that God uses the scripture to reveal His will.
[Hebrews 4:12] “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Your Bible is Alive! It is a living book. It also knows you. So you have access to a book full of God’s inspired words that know you and are alive and powerful. Don’t ever take the word of God for granted!
[Romans 9:17] “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.”
Paul is referring to [Ex.9:16] in this passage. The point is, that the scripture that you have in front of you are the words of God [1Thes.2:13]. You will find that they do speak! They will speak directly to your heart.
[Galatians 3:8] And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Scripture foresees things in your life and preaches to you. It is there to prepare you for the things in your everyday life. The book of Proverbs is a wonderful resource for daily wisdom.
[Galatians 3:22] “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.”
When you saturate yourself in the words of God, the scripture will bring you to conclusions, about general truths and also specific needs of yours.
[2 Peter 1:20] “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”
God will often guide you through verses that speak loudly to you. Be careful not to open the Bible and pick random verses for God’s direction. Remember that that most of the Bible was written FOR you, not TO you. Yours [Jer.31:17, a verse that one lady inserted a private interpretation and was wrong] or anyone else’s private interpretation of a scripture is not God revealing His will.