How does God guide? This article explains that alongside special revelation, guidance for the Christian must have as its two reference points the mind of Christ and Christian prudence. Further, the author explains how this is relevant for a very comprehensive theology of guidance, one that involves three principles: always observe the general rules of the Word, be guided by the light of nature, and use our minds.
How can pastors give guidance to young people? This article explains the double image of the good Shepherd and the men of Emmaus to show the kind of guidance that needs to be given to young people. Pastoral guidance needs to come from a pastoral heart, it has to search out the wandering sheep, and it has to protect the youth.
How does God give guidance? God's guidance can only be received through the Bible and prayer. What role do the advice of others, circumstances, and reason play? This article argues that they have a role as long as they lead us back to God's Word.
The desire from Christians to seek guidance from God is based on the presupposition that God has a plan and God communicates. However, the question is: how does God guide his children? This article offers a framework of thinking about God's guidance, pitfalls to avoid, and the relationship between God's sovereignty and guidance.
Knowing God's will and following his guidance should not be a superstitious exercise. It should be the result of the work of the Holy Spirit as he works renewal in the believer, through the Word, applying it to concrete life situations in the context of godly advice. In this way believers are able to have good discernment. This is what the article explains.