“Shew me Thy ways, O Lord; Teach me Thy paths.” Psalm 25:4.
“He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.” Micah 4:2
There is a clear difference between a Way and a Path. The one is filled with the throb and stir of the world’s life; the other is comparatively lonely and unfrequented. The roll of vehicles and noisy traffic fills the one, whilst the other is, for the most part, trodden by the individual, being too narrow and quiet for the crowd. It is a great comfort that God has paths as well as ways.
God’s Ways are the great principles on which He acts, the mighty thoroughfares of reaction, Providence, Revelation, Human History, and final Judgment. On these His goings-forth have ever been of old, even from everlasting. To know them is the passionate desire of the purest and loftiest natures. Moses prayed: “Shew me now Thy ways, that I may know Thee,” and God graciously granted his request, for to Moses He made known His Ways, but to Israel only His Acts. There is need for us all to know God’s Ways, especially in this momentous era; because only so can we enter into His rest. In the Old and New Testaments the same warning is repeated: “they shall not enter into My rest, because they have not known My ways” (Psa 95:11; Heb 3:10). We can look out calmly on this troubled world when once we have learnt to know the divine programme of gathering up all things in Christ, who is the Head; when we walk with Him who is the Way to God (John 14:6).
The Paths of the Lord may be taken to describe His personal dealings with the individual, who through sickness, or the care of others, or by lonely duty, is isolated from the ordinary worship of the Church, and shut away from fellowship and Christian Ministry. All such may expect and reckon upon the saving help, which will come through God’s private communications.
God is faithful to the soul that utterly trusts Him. He always comes on time, not a moment before, nor a moment too late. Remember that all His Paths are Mercy and Truth. Dare to believe that He is coming along a secret pathway to bring the assurance of His mercy and grace to help in this time of need. – F.B. Meyer
Excerpt from “Safe in the World” – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“We are meant to talk to people about the Lord Jesus Christ and to tell them He is the Son of God and that He has come into this world in order to save men and women… We are meant to tell men exactly why the world is as it is; we are meant to tell them about sin in the human heart and that nobody and nothing can deal with it save the Son of God…
We are very ready to talk about our doctors, and to praise the man who cured us when so many failed; we talk about some business which is better than others, or about films and plays and actors and actresses, and a thousand and one other things. We are always glorifying people, the world is full of it, and the Christian is meant to be praising and glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Trinitarian Bible Society Meeting
Saturday March 18th, 2017 held at the Netherlands Reformed congregation, 5650 – 14th Avenue, Markham.
12:00p.m. Light Lunch followed by a presentation on “The Reformation Still Matters”
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Special Prayer Requests
Aaron Cranston, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian, Anna Tan, Aszerina Ijaodola and Robert Nebitko.