The Lord Teaches The Meek And Humble His Way
Why would one want to know the way of the Lord? It seems that his way is always in conflict with my way and it seems such bondage to be trying to be something I’m not just to impress the one who is trying to suppress me. Has that argument ever come up in your thought processes? If it has you are just a normal human being.
So, why would someone want to know the way of the Lord? Because his ways are better than our ways; his ways lead to peace and life – our ways lead to chaos and death. What seems like a path to freedom to us is all too often the road to bondage and despair, but his way always leads to peace.
There are some interesting concepts introduced in this short passage. The first is that when we humbly commit ourselves to follow him he will guide us into righteousness. The second is that the ways of the Lord reflect his love for us and reveal his truth. The third is that our faithfulness to his ways opens the door of God’s blessing and grace for us.
The humble, or meek (KJV) person is one who has learned the lesson that going our way does not bring the fulfillment we are trying to find. A song of a few years ago spoke about “looking for love in all the wrong places.” It is also true that we are all too often looking for peace and satisfaction in life in all the wrong places.
The one who realizes God’s ways will give him the peace and security he seeks, and who will humbly seek God’s ways, will be led by God into the paths of righteousness. It is following the path, or the way, that God leads that will release the blessings of heaven upon us.
Do you seek your way or God’s way? You get to choose – and you are responsible for the outcome. Think about it.
Prayer: Lord, grant me the humility to seek your will, the wisdom to recognize it when I see it, and the strength to follow where you guide. In Jesus name, amen.
Message: The one who realizes God’s ways will give him the peace and security he seeks, and who will humbly seek God’s ways, will be led by God into the paths of righteousness.
Affirmation: I have realized that my ways lead me away from God, therefore I have chosen to humbly seek his way and he gives the me peace and security I seek.
Reflection: Have you ever given thought to why we tend to seek our own way when God promises blessing and prosperity when we follow his way? Our devotion mentions three concepts presented in our Scripture passage. Reflect on them.
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