“God does not just want us to obey when He leads, He also demands us to enquire the more”
We should not always take pride in hearing the Lord but rather joy in enquiring the more from the Lord. Now this is wisdom, when the Lord said to do a thing without a full detail, never believe you know it, or take a step as though you understand it but rather be patient, then ask the Lord. It’s one of the early mistake we make at every given word the Lord said to us but we often forget one thing, this we will know as we read on. We quickly make some moves thinking it’s the Lord but rather we need to wait and allow Him. For such God does not tell all in full detail, for example Abraham, leave your father’s house to a place I’ll show you. For such word as this was not in full detail
Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Here, we see that the Lord did not state in full where he want Abraham to move to, but by faith he just moved because scriptures said immediately he obeyed.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, OBEYED; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
So Abraham departed at the word of the Lord not knowing whither he went and this type of journey is not the type you ask people for direction, because they were not the ones who said to move out from your father’s place in the first place. Your total dependence on God is needed.
Genesis 12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and THEY WENT FORTH TO GO INTO THE land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
12:6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
Abraham kept moving from Haran to Cannan but he never stopped until the Lord appeared to him again
12:7 And the LORD APPEARED UNTO ABRAM, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
Then we saw that scripture said he kept on moving
Genesis 12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
Specifically we need not to stop unless the Lord said to stop, we can enquire more of the Lord because He is the One in charge here.
Now let’s see Samuel, the Lord said to him after He has rejected Saul, fill thine horn with oil, and go, I’ll send thee to Jesse, for I have provided me a king among his sons.
1 Samuel 16:1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
Now this is an instruction here and if you notice, the instruction was not detailed, like he was not told which of the sons of Jesse is to be anointed and so Samuel had fear that Saul is still alive and he will kill him if he hears such.
1 Samuel 16:2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
16:3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
The information in verse 3 are not in full detail, like after the sacrifice
- I’ll show thee what thou shalt do
- Thou shalt anoint unto Me him whom I name unto thee(but what’s his name?)
So we see that God did not give the full detail here, but it is wise to ask when we get there in cases like this, to say, “Lord, what’s next?”. We saw that he did as the Lord said
1 Samuel 16:4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
16:5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
But he didn’t ask the Lord what’s next as the Lord as said to tell him what to do, but rather he begin to look hence walking by sight
1 Samuel 16:6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that HE LOOKED on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him.
Now, what he should have done as they come was to look unto God by asking the Lord that which of them is He talking about and not to look on the sons of Jesse to know which of them the Lord was saying. This is always our problem, we feel to look is more honourable than to ask the Lord, whereas the same voice that lead you there is not silent and it will not keep mute, some times God just demand us to do three things: to wait, to hear and to obey. One thing we always ignore is the last command of the Lord as the Lord said to Abraham, to go to a land I’ll show you and to Samuel I’ll show you what to do… They are all God’s last command in which in military you always obey the last command for which it is very important. Don’t forget what He said last, demand to know more as you obey Him. Be blessed!