8126 guidance, need for God’s

8126 guidance, need for God’s

God’s guidance is needed because people are naturally ignorant and rebellious and there are many who lead others astray.

The need to know and do the will of God

Jer 10:23 See also Ezr 7:18; 1Th 4:3; Heb 13:20-21; 1Pe 2:15; 1Jn 2:17; Mt 6:10; Mt 7:21; Mt 12:50 pp Mk 3:35 pp Lk 8:21; Jn 7:17

The concern of Jesus Christ to do the will of God Jn 6:38 See also Jn 4:34

By themselves people are ignorant of the right way in life

Pr 14:12 See also Ecc 6:12; Ecc 8:7; Isa 53:6; Isa 59:10 blindness the result of disobedience; Mt 9:36; 1Pe 2:25

Warnings against false guidance

False prophets and teachers Jer 23:25-27; Lk 11:52 pp Mt 23:13 See also Isa 9:16; Jer 23:13; Jer 27:9-10; Mic 3:5; 2Pe 2:1-3; Jude 17-19

False shepherds and guides Jer 50:6; Mt 24:24 See also Isa 3:12; Jer 10:21; Jer 23:1-2; Eze 34:4-6; Mt 15:14; Ac 20:30

Idols and mediums Zec 10:2 See also Lev 19:31; Isa 41:22-24; Am 2:4; Hab 2:19

Other agencies 1Ki 11:3; 2Ki 21:9; 2Ch 21:11; Pr 16:29; 1Co 15:33; Rev 12:9; Rev 18:23

Despite knowing God’s will, sinners still rebel against him

Jer 18:11-12 See also Isa 30:9-11; Jer 6:16; Jer 42:5-6,19-21; 2Ti 4:3

The adverse consequences of false guidance and disobedience

1Ch 10:13-14 See also Job 5:12; Ps 33:10-11; Ps 146:3-4; Isa 19:3; Isa 30:1; Jer 19:7; Hos 11:5-7; Heb 3:7-11; Ps 95:7-11

See also

1310God as judge
2057Christ, obedience
4195spirits
5133blindness
5494revenge
5917plans
5927resentment
6181ignorance
7774prophets, false
8749false teachers
8768idolatry

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