8129 guidance, examples of God’s

8129 guidance, examples of God’s

Scripture provides numerous examples of individuals who have realised their need of God’s guidance and who have been given direction by him.

Examples of God taking the initiative to lead his people

God’s guidance of Israel and her leaders at the exodus Ex 13:17-18; Dt 8:2,15; Dt 32:12; Jos 24:2-3; Ps 77:19-20; Ps 106:9; Ac 7:36; Ac 13:17

God’s guidance likened to that of a shepherd Ps 23:1-3 See also Ps 78:52-54; Isa 40:11; Isa 63:11-14; Jer 23:3; Eze 34:12-13; Hos 11:3-4; Jn 10:3

God’s guidance of Paul during his missionary journeys Ac 16:6-10

Examples of God responding to requests for guidance

Abraham’s servant Ge 24:12-27

Balaam Nu 23:3-8

Gideon Jdg 6:36-40

Israel Jdg 20:23-28; Ps 107:4-7,23-30

Saul and Samuel 1Sa 9:6-10,15-20; 1Sa 10:20-24

David 1Sa 23:1-5; 1Sa 30:7-8; 2Sa 2:1; 2Sa 5:18-19,22-25

Ahab and Micaiah 1Ki 22:12-23

Josiah and Huldah the prophetess 2Ki 22:13-20

Jehoshaphat and Jahaziel the son of Zechariah 2Ch 20:15-17

Zedekiah and Jeremiah Jer 21:1-7

Examples of God’s guidance being refused or disobeyed

Saul 1Sa 28:4-7

The people of Jerusalem Jer 2:13-17; Jer 43:1-4

See also

2330Christ as shepherd
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
3263Holy Spirit, guidance
5960success
7221exodus, the

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