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GBC In The Way

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GBC 1-27-08


“In The Way”

Jerusalem with him. 4 And when

Matthew 7:13-14
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat :
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it .


Proverbs 16:25- Proverbs 16:25 -There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.


 [NOTE: Verse 12- he prayed for guidance]

Can I choose to go another way- other than what God clearly indicates is His way?


How can I know His way- each day of my life?

            Prevent this attitude

Proverbs 11:14 - Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs 29:1 - He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Adopt This attitude

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Our way…

James 5:20
20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

God’s  Way

Hebrews 5:2
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.



Romans 3:9-12
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, [of God]  they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Is there any indication that the way is relevant outside of salvation?

            It seems connected –the way of salvation determines the Life’s path /way –that is ] how you will go and conduct yourself. With god’s guidance [His way] or without [our way]

Genesis 24:27
27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren.

            This clearly seems to indicate being in the way God lead him- how does he know that ? Investigate the passage and look for signs.

·         braham no doubt consulted with God and promised that He would lead the servant –Gen 24:7

·         He prayed for God to clearly direct him - in Gen 24:12


Psalm 1

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not [the way of the world –flesh and Devil] in the counsel of the ungodlya, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

God’s Way

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

RESULT OF THIS WAYà 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not witherb; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

the way of the world –flesh and Devil


4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

He is watching and will judge accordingly

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

2 Peter 2:21
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

Haggai 1:3-7
3 Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,
4 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?
5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.


There are 2 essntial ways-




God’s is begun when one is saved- and we can leave it for our way-

God clearly doesn’t bless our way


[1] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[2] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

a ungodly: or, wicked

b wither: Heb. fade

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