KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:4 BBE “And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.”
The Lord Jesus was leaving Judea in the South for Galilee in the North. Samaria laud in between these two towns. The Jews did not normally make the journey by going through Samaria, to Galilee. They used to go around the periphery of Samaria without passing through Samaria. They had nothing doing with the Samaritans John 4:9. This time, God had a work for Him in Samaria, and so He needed to make His journey through Samaria.
Every child of God must be very sensitive to the Holy Spirit. God rules in the affairs of men. He does not have a stereotype approach to everything. On this very occasion the Lord had to send the good news to the Samaritans. The Lord Jesus needed to know what the Holy Spirit wanted Him to do, and then act accordingly. The mistake of most children of God is that they fail to seek God’s specific instructions on various issues. Receiving a clear leading of the Sprit comes from a discipline of consistently fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit. Following your natural inclination, may easily lead you astray.
On the day God asked Prophet Samuel to go anoint David, he nearly decided to anoint Eliab, the senior brother of David, who was physically well built like King Saul.1 Samuel 16:6,7. The Lord said to Samuel do not look on the outward appearance, for God looks at the heart and not the physical appearance. The prophet nearly erred because Saul, the man God had reject was physically well built. He assumed that was the main qualification for a king.
Many children of God continually make mistakes because they just follow their natural inclinations. Many have considered just physical conditions to choose their partners for marriage, only to regret in the long run. Dear child of God, learn to enquire of the will of God in every situation. The Holy Spirit is our comforter (that is counselor, teacher, stand by, advocate, helper, strengthener and many more) John 14:16. Ask Him each day for His candid opinion on every step. Do not assume that, this is the way we have been going about this thing, and it must always be that way. When you ask for His counsel concerning certain issues, His answer may come as a word in your mind, a very strong impression on your heart to take a particular action, a dream that relates to the question or any way He chooses to speak to you. He can even speak to you audibly. Just be always ready to seek His counsel.
THOUGHT: MAKE THE HOLY SPIRIT YOUR REAL LEADER, AND AVOID MANY MISTAKES
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever—”
Prov. 3:5 KJV “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path.