Topic: The Superiority of Divine Direction

[Saturday June 10, 2017]

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy

One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which

teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by

the way that thou shouldest go” (Isaiah 48:17).

Divine guidance is a covenant; God is

committed to guiding the believer, but one thing

that continually contests for a place in man’s

heart as an alternative to divine direction is

expertise. That has to do with knowledge, skill

and competence. A man who banks on his

expertise would say, “I have sufficient

knowledge, I have good understanding of this

issue, I am a man of myself, I am competent.”

In this Kingdom, competence is not a guarantee

for success in life. Apostle Paul said in I

Corinthians1:27, “…God hath chosen the foolish

things of the world to confound the wise; and

God hath chosen the weak things of the world

to confound the things which are mighty.”

There are many people who are super-qualified

in terms of degrees and papers; they have the

facts yet they are struggling in life because they

lack direction. There are others who don’t have

as much qualifications yet they are doing

exploits, all doors open to them, because they

are directed by God. Many people disqualify

themselves from getting God’s best in life by

relying on their skills and knowledge. Please

understand that what obtains in the world does

not obtain in the kingdom of God. The fact that

you can speak good grammar for instance,

doesn’t make you a preacher.