God has an order for everything. When we distort His orders, life gets hard.
God has an order for marriage and the family. He lays His orders out in Scripture, but they are often misunderstood. He has an order for the church, but how many churches follow that order? He has an order for thinking. God speaks to us about these orders through Scripture. We ignore Him at our own peril.
Let’s look at a little bit about His order for thinking. All arguments about doctrine result from twisting His order for thinking. All speculations that are called “science” come out of distortions of God’s orders for thinking. Every form of evil comes from failure to follow God’s order for thinking. God lays out this order clearly as He speaks to us through Scripture.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 Authorized King James Version
As it has been said: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as you did in the rebellion.” ~ Hebrews 3:15 Berean Study Bible
“Every word [utterance] of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. ~ Proverbs 30:5-6 New International Version
My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. ~ John 10:27 Berean Study Bible
But you have not learned Christ this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him just as the truth is in Jesus. ~ Ephesians 4:20-21 Berean Literal Bible
Jesus answered. “For this reason I was born and have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to My voice.” ~ John 18:37b Berean Study Bible
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23 King James 2000
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way. ~ Psalm 37:23 JK2
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. ~ Isaiah 30:21 English Standard Version
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word [Greek: rhema, meaning utterance] of God. ~ Romans 10:17 King James 2000
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and will bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you. ~ John 14:26 Berean Literal Bible
When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes forth from the Father, He will bear witness concerning Me. ~ John 15:26 Berean Literal Bible
However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come. ~ John 16:13 Berean Study Bible
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ~ Romans 8:5 English Standard Version
Every word of God is tested [literally: to refine]; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words [literally: utterances] Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar. ~ Proverbs 30:5-6 New American Standard Bible
These are just a few of the many verses on this subject. May God bless you as you continue to seek the mind of the living Christ. He’s alive. He desires fellowship with every person. Some reject Him, but we can know Him. If we listen to Him, blessings follow. If we ignore Him or disrespect Him, we bring many troubles on ourselves.