Our feet contain 26 bones and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Most of us will walk about 65,000 miles and take about 125 million steps. That’s enough to make anyone tired just thinking about such a journey.
We are all concerned about life’s journey. Each morning when we awaken, we have no guarantee of what might happen or where we will be when night falls.
The writer of the first Psalm declared, “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand with sinners or join in with scoffers.” Clearly we are urged to avoid friendships or even to associate with those who do not honor God because of the influence they may have on us. Friends who do not encourage us in our walk with God may bring about an indifference to the plan and purpose that God has for our lives. Often the ones we associate with have an enormous influence on our attitudes. And we must always be aware of the fact that our attitudes shape our behavior.
The author also describes the benefit of those who walk a godly path: the Lord will watch over them. What a comforting thought for the believer to realize that every one of those steps in each of the many miles will have “the Lord watching over them.” When we walk with Him, we have the promise of His presence and His power to protect us and provide for our every need.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to know and obey Your Word so that we may count on strength for the journey. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture: Psalm 1