Saturday, January 24, 2015

Of Walking With God - Chapter 3

I'm continuing my look at Jeremiah Burroughs' "Of Walking With God" found in his book Earthly-Mindedness.  Please see my introduction and Chapters 1-2 summary here.

In Chapter 3 Mr. Burroughs shows how the soul is brought to walk with God:
  1. Every one by nature goes astray from God.  God works, though, to bring the soul to walk with Him.
  2. The Lord manifests to the soul the way of life, see Isa. 30:21.
  3. The Lord makes peace between himself and a sinner.
  4. God renders Himself lovely to the soul.
  5. God sends His Holy Spirit to guide the soul to Himself and to guide it in walking with Himself.
  6. Christ the Son of God takes the soul and brings it to God the Father as the Spirit leads.  No one who has ever been a sinner can walk with God unless Jesus Christ walks together with him.
In my next post I will look at the nine particulars of walking with God from Chapter 4.

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"And Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him," (Gen. 5:24).