Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish (Proverbs 12:1).
Today’s Morsel: How many of you would say that you always follow the instructions? I have come to realize that very few people follow instructions given to them. I’m sure that some of you may have attended a school course and the instructor, wanting to see if you were paying attention to his instructions, gave you this so called fast test. When he said go, people were running and jumping, calling out their name, and so on and so forth, and when they finished and read the instructions again, it just said, "Read through the entire test before doing anything." And then the last question on the test said to only sign the paper and turn it in. The word Bible stands for, “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” Therefore, we need to follow what it tells us to do. Solomon said,"Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge." Knowledge is all that can be known. It’s all the information, facts, truths, and principles we can learn throughout our time. Solomon also said, “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding” (Proverbs 9:9-10). When God says to us, you have not obeyed My word, He’s saying, you have not followed the instructions I’ve given you. A man’s ways are cleansed by the Word of God. God knows what’s best for us, and so He gave us instructions to follow. I have come to realize that most problems, circumstances, and hardships that come a Christians way, are often because they do not follow Biblical instructions. If “neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12), should not all Christians have the same way for people to be saved? There cannot be more than one way. Let me leave you with a question today. Is your salvation based on Biblical instructions or man’s instructions? Who's instructions are you following?
Sing: Saved! Saved! Saved! I’m happy on my way. Saved! Saved! Saved! I love Him more each day. Saved! Saved! Saved! I know He’s mine each hour, cause He saves and He keeps and He satisfies me by His power!