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Happiness from Revelation

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Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the law.
Proverbs 29:18





For some reason we have been tricked into believing that if we get our way or things go “right” in our life that we will find happiness.  Unfortunately, I often hear my children, my husband, and even myself at times praying at dinnertime that we were just thankful the day went by without any adversity.  But the verse today teaches that true happiness does not come from everything going the way we wanted them to go, but rather it comes from staying within the bounds of God’s law.  The verse goes on to teach, that what is going to hold our resolve to stay in the law, is God’s consistent revelations to us. 
On our own we can find out many things about the word of God and we can seek and seek until we find something that suits the way we want to look at life.  We can do research about the time period the scripture passage was written in or we can find out more regarding the cus…

Not Knowing Where You Are Going

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…he went out, not knowing where he was going.”  Hebrews 11:8b
I love to know where I am going and have a handle on all that life has in store, yet when considering a life lived by faith I am left to reconsider how much knowledge of what is to come in the future I should be resting in.  Faith as defined in the bible “is the substance of things hoped for [and] the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)  Trying to figure life out and have all my ducks in a row, so to speak, is therefore not living in faith – it is not trusting in God that He has all of what lies ahead already prepared for me.  The reason living in faith is so important though has even more to do than just finding peace in the journey.  The ultimate reason God asks us to live in faith is because He wants to lead our lives for their greatest good, a future none of us could conjure up on our own or seek from the best human resources.
Oswald Chambers states, “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and k…