What are we to do when we find it difficult to discern God’s will?

Excerpt from “Some Pastors and Teachers”

John Flavel says:

If therefore in doubtful cases, you would discover God’s will, govern yourself in your search after it by these rules:

  • Get the true fear of God upon your hearts; be really afraid of offending Him
  • Study the Word more, and the concerns and interests of the world less
  • Reduce what you know into practice, and you shall know what is your duty to practice
  • Pray for illumination and direction in the way you should go; beg the Lord to guide you in straits, and that He would not suffer you to fall into sin
  • And this being done, follow providence so far as it agrees with the Word, and no further…
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