After sharing my previous post I wouldn’t be content without also sharing the following secondary, but not inferior, inspiration from that same scripture passage, which in the verses that follow say:
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30: 20, 21
And though, as it says here, we sometimes suffer “the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction”, experiences sometimes which not even the Lord can keep us from, as he had to allow for the suffering of Christ, yet he promises with such surety, “yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers”
And I got to thinking, just what are our teachers? And immediately such things as: His Word, The Holy Spirit, direct revelation, Godly counsel and leadership, circumstances and conditions, etc. came to mind:
He’s not going to remove those and those things that give right instruction; they will be in our midst. He’s not going to leave himself without testimony. We can listen and benefit from them if we so choose. We will see him in His guidance and instruction to us.
And as in the previous post, in which he repeats his theme of graciousness as if to provide emphasis, here again her repeats this theme of ‘assured guidance’ with the beautiful promise, “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk in it…”
Another New Testament scripture echoes the same sort of assuredness when it says, “But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart[a] (that is, the message of faith that we preach.”
I’m learning, learning as I go.