Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Whom shall He teach knowledge?

Isaiah 28:9-10 “ Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breast.

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.”

If we would go on to maturity in the faith of Christ, this is the way we will go.

1 Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”

The Lord Jesus would teach us knowledge: about Himself, and about ourselves (who can really see the way we are without His truth?), and about the world around us (the snares, and phonies there).

Teach means to point out; like the Lord saying, “Look, this is the way things really are.”

Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

And the Lord “shall make us to understand doctrine”.

In other words, what we hear, we will understand with our minds:……we will not be confused about what He is saying to us.

The Holy Spirit will give us understanding.

For precept must be upon precept; line upon line.

[precepts in the Bible, are God’s prescriptions. They are like medicine which He gives us for our spiritual health.]

Growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, is by steps.

Putting one foot in front of the other.

A little victory here, a larger one next.

There are falls, but He is ever ready to pick us up.

And at every forward step, He celebrates with us, giving us joy and peace;…… us His grace for the next step.

We can go on till our affections have reached maturity. For the walk of a Christian comes down to: Lord, what is next?

1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

Paul is talking about charity, or love here. Putting away our natural anger, and jealousy, and fear; we are to go on and yield to the love God puts in our hearts. Love to Him and others. The more we love Him, the more we trust and obey Him.

Obedience does not save us; the Lord Jesus Christ does that. But we will never know Him in power, till we obey Him.

1 John 3:18 “Little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”

1 John 2:5 “But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.”

We are to be children of light, and shine that light:

1 Thessalonians 5:5, 8 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

But let us, who are of the day, be sober (serious about doing God’s Will), putting on the breastplate of faith and of love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.”

The Lord teaches us little by little; pointing out to us:

the way to go,

how to use the means of grace He gives us,

and giving us His light and love all along the way with Him.

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