Summary: God's character
Pro 10:29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Exo 33:12 And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
Exo 33:13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
Exo 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
Exo 33:15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence
Moses had the task of leading a congregation, more than three million people, through the wilderness and into the land of Canaan and Moses knew that he was not able, not fit for the task. So his prayer is this, 0 God if you love me, and if you have called me, and if you have this job for me to do, then dear God show me your way. Show me your way. I want to understand the ways of God. Was this prayer answered?
Did God show Moses His way? Indeed He did. In Ps.103:7 we read this and it is very significant. "And he made known his ways unto Moses and His ways unto the children of Israel."' God made known his ways unto Moses and then God made know His acts unto the children of Israel. There are two levels of the knowledge of God. You can know God's ways and you can know God's acts. Moses knew God's ways but Israel knew God's works. There are a lot of people that know the ways of God, and others know but of the works of God. Some know God so much differently than others know God. There's two levels of the knowledge of God.
What is the difference between knowing the ways of God and the works of God? When you know the works of God you know what God does, but when you The ways of God you know God more deeply.. One is to know God simply by observation. The other is to know God personally and intimately. To Know God's character Moses was saying, God I don't want you just to show me what You do. I want you to show me why you do it. I want to understand what makes you operate as you operate To understand the ways of God will transform your life.
Isaiah 2:2-3, (KJV)
"And it shall come to pass in the last days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, come ye and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths."
To really appreciate what Isaiah is saying in these verses, we must understand what conditions were like at the time that he prophesied these words. There was only one nation in the whole world that had any idea of God at all. That nation was Israel, and even their knowledge had become corrupted and polluted. All other nations of that day were bound by satanic power and were blinded spiritually by the God of this world.
In the midst of this condition, Isaiah stands up and with prophetic anointing burning in his soul and declares that there would come a day in the future when peoples from every nation were going to come into the house of God to be instructed in his ways and that they would walk in his paths.
To even begin to think of learning God's ways there is a challenging Scripture we must first come to grips with. We must consider Psalms 119:128, and make a decision about it.
Do we believe it or do we not? "I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right." Place a high value
Here is something to remember that will help us when we are making that decision.
-God's ways always work.
-You can prove His ways by putting them to the
-God's ways will always stand the test.
-If we will believe and obey what God says for us to do, we will eat the fruit of all He has promised.