A shabbily dressed man begging for money was asked, “When you awaken in the morning how do you determine which way you are going to go?” Puzzled for a moment, he thought and then answered, “I always turn my back to the wind,” he replied. “Where I go does not make any difference.” In refusing to go against the wind he always took the path of least resistance.
Not so the courageous man of God who declared, “Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees that I may follow it to the end. Direct me in the path of Your commands for there I find delight.”
Some individuals are destroyed because they are ignorant and do not want the insight or advice of anyone - especially God. They do not know which way is the right way and rather than seeking answers to life’s questions, they follow any path before them even if it leads to destruction and death. All along life’s journey we need to constantly pray, “Teach me, Lord, Your way.”
There are some who begin to walk in “the Lord’s way” but when difficulties arise or if they are faced with challenges, they abandon the journey. They find that following “His way” may require too many sacrifices.
But those who are willing to follow His path and obey His commands will “find delight.” Now, it does not mean that there will not be difficult days or long painful nights waiting to hear God’s calming, comforting voice. It means that obeying His way is what brings us joy.
Prayer: May we be willing to obey Your laws, Lord, and realize that apart from You there is no satisfaction. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:33-35 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.