|Imagine a teacher with a class that will not listen. The students cannot learn. They seriously affect their own future. They hurt themselves (although they do not realize it at the time), and they hurt those around them.
The teacher has much to offer. He is qualified, and he works hard to prepare his classes. He then applies himself to deliver the information to the students. If the students do not learn, it is their own fault. They did not avail themselves of the opportunity that they had to learn.
This is true of believers. God instructs believers in righteousness, and He leads them according to His will.
Psalm 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
God leads, but often believers do not follow. That’s the problem! We miss blessings, and it is our own fault. Like those students, we hurt ourselves and others around us.
Can you say that you truly apply yourself to the Lord’s leading in life?
The next time you sing the hymn, “He Leadeth Me”, diligently consider the words:
He leadeth me! O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be,
still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
by his own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
for by His hand He leadeth me.
I hope you can say with confidence that you truly look to the Lord daily for leading.