God's Plumb Line:

A Tool for Discerning the Will of God (Revised Edition)

by Steve Langford



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/9/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781698715186
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781698715162
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781698715179

About the Book

A plumb line is a builder's tool used to align a builder's project. Similarly, God's plumb line is a tool that aligns our thinking with the character of God and the ways of God, positioning us to discern the will of God. This Spirit-guided way of thinking is what the apostle Paul called "the renewing of the mind" (Romans 12:2) and "the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:16). Our lives are transformed as the Spirit teaches us the things of God that Jesus taught, moving us beyond the way the world trained us to think and live. God's plumb line is a tool that, under the guidance of the Spirit, helps us think with the mind of Christ and, thereby, to discern the will of God.

About the Author

Dr. Steve Langford—also known as Pastor Steve—has dedicated his adult life to the study and teaching of scripture in the local church with a focus on spiritual formation. In the spiritual communities in which he has walked, he is known as a gifted teacher with a prophetic spirit. He served as a pastor for fifty years, first in Baptist life and then as an ordained elder in the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Since retiring in 2019, he serves—in addition to his writing—as a spiritual guide, Bible study teacher, and Bowen Family Systems coach/counselor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Howard Payne University along with master’s and doctor of ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His postdoctoral work has been in Bowen Family System Theory with an applied focus on spiritual formation and leadership in the local church. Pastor Steve is married to Etta, his wife of fifty-three years. They have three adult sons and four grandchildren.