Day 8 : December 25

Title: God’s Guidance Gives Clear Discernment

Scripture: Isaiah 58:11

The Lord will guide you continually,

And satisfy your soul in drought,

And strengthen your bones;

You shall be like a watered garden,

And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.


EGW Quote:

Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, pp. 1151-1152

Of him who walks in the way of life everlasting, using his blessings to bless others, the prophet Isaiah declares: “The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” 

These blessings we need. We need the water of life that flows from Jesus Christ, which will be in us a well of water springing up into everlasting life. “The Lord shall guide thee continually.” When we are guided by the Lord, we shall have clear discernment. We shall not call righteousness unrighteousness, nor think that things that the Lord has forbidden are right. We shall understand where the Lord is working. 

Many have not understood this. There are some who I know have been led astray by the enemy. But God wants to make you a partaker of the divine nature. He wants no yoke of human authority on your neck, but that you shall look to Him who is able to save to the uttermost every one that comes to Him in righteousness and truth. We have no time to tamper with the enemy; for we are very near the close of this earth’s history (Manuscript 43, 1908). 

Heart Challenge and Discussion Questions:

God cannot lead those who are stubborn, conceited, and self-centered. Christians who would be led by God must first put self aside and give themselves fully to the work of the Master. 

  1. Where do you think is your walk with God at this time? Do you feel He is guiding you continually or are you still longing for an encounter with Him? 
  2. What does this verse mean to you? 
  3. How can we be partakers of God’s divine nature? 
  4. What promise does Jesus have to those who serve Him with sincere hearts and actions? 
  5. Have you been guided by the Lord? Please share an experience. 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for divine appointments and for boldness to share the gospel with somebody. 
  • Pray that church members around the world will be intentional and will interact lovingly to others around them. 
  • Pray that there will be a revival among all the countries where they are training and teaching people to give Bible studies.
  • Pray for God’s Word to bring revival into your life as you spend quality time in it. Pray that He will guide you continually. 
  • Pray for strength to have faith in His promise, and not let yourself be dragged away by your feelings.