This is final installment in this series of articles detailing God’s amazing love for you. We’ve seen so far that God’s love wrought you, sought you, caught you, and bought you; today we will conclude by looking at the love that TAUGHT you . . . and is continuing to teach you all along your way to the Celestial City.
Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace.
It is written in the Prophets: “They will all be taught by God.” Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.
The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Time and time again, Scripture reminds us that our great God is also our Truth Teacher. God never saves an individual without a view to sanctifying him. God’s design for all those He WROUGHT, SOUGHT, CAUGHT, & BOUGHT, is that they will be TAUGHT throughout the rest of their lives. This is the process God uses to conform us into the image of His Son.
Think about it this way: God renews our mind, reorients our heart, and realigns our will. He accomplishes this primarily through what I call “Bible intake.” Whether we are marinating in and meditating on Scripture in our quiet time, sitting under the preaching of the Word, or engaged in group Bible study, God’s Word is truth and He sanctifies us by His truth (John 17:17).
The most important aspect of God’s educational process in our lives is the shift from a secular worldview to a biblical worldview. The Christian must view the world and everything in it through the lens of sacred Scripture. We are to square everything in life with the Bible . . . not the other way around, as far too many try to do today. The foundation of a biblical worldview tells us that there is indeed a God and He is not us! God sits on the throne of life as both Creator and Sustainer; as we draw nearer to Him, we grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The only worldview that squares with reality is the worldview presented in Scripture. No one ever more perfectly described the true condition of the human heart than our Lord Jesus Christ. We truly are great sinners in need of a greater Savior! We are broken and in need of mending, and that mending of heart and soul and mind will come only through our Master.
Contemplating the first four aspects of God’s special love that I’ve presented in these recent articles (a supernatural love that wrought us, sought us, caught us, and bought us) should be all the encouragement and empowerment we need to soak up God’s love that taught us and is continuing to teach us . . . not in a day, but every day.
May the truth of God’s special love set you free and may God forever forbid that these words from the weeping prophet would ever apply to our lives . . .
They turned their backs to me and not their faces, though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.
Living for Jesus and nothing smaller than Jesus is the only life worth living. This is the only place where we find meaning, purpose, significance, and an identity that simply cannot be shaken . . . because it is built on the solid Rock of Christ.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!