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Remain in God's Word

God'd Word is a lamp unto our feet... Remaining in God's Word... Excerpt from "Those Who are Wise Will Shine"   Remain in God’s Word God knew what would happen to society if they left Him out. You will find it a topic in the Redemptive Thread. He knew if we lived by our own rules and walked in our wisdom we would destroy ourselves. Isaiah the prophet decried in warning to all who desire self-sufficiency in the following manner:   Look, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with sparks: Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled— This you shall have from My hand: You shall lie down in torment. (Is. 50:11)    Until the Lord returns at the end of the age, the message is still the same. Walking in the light of our own presumptions will only lead us to destruction. Thankfully, God has not left us without solid direction. The light of His instruction leads to the true blessing we all seek if we respond to it positively.  For insta
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