Who among you fears the LORD? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely upon his God. Isaiah 50:10 NKJV
My way says the Lord. No, my way says the people. We see this over and over in the Bible. The Lord is so patient with us, isn’t He? He knows our heart better than we do, yet He repeatedly calls to us, “Follow Me”.
God’s given us a map with all the directions we need: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 NKJV. We must learn to turn to it and allow our minds to be renewed by it (Romans 12:2).
With proper awe and respect of God and His authority, we become willing to be led by God’s Spirit. Look at what Proverbs 1:7 NKJV says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Are you despising wisdom and instruction?
If you answered yes to that question, you are not on a good path. See what God says in Isaiah 50:11 NKJV, “Look, all you who kindle a fire, who encircle yourselves with sparks: Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled— This you shall have from My hand: You shall lie down in torment.” The emphasis is mine. If we choose our own path, instead of God’s, we will lie down in torment!
Lord, we recognize your right to rule us. We ask for your guidance from day to day. Enable us to walk in your ways, instead of our own, for we don’t want to lie down in torment. Your word is a light to our path and lamp to our feet, help us walk along the path you desire for us. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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