Someone said that there are two types of people: those who stop to think or those who stop thinking. If someone stops thinking life will go on without them. On the other hand it is important for those who do think to think about things that matter.
There is a good example of this principle in Psalm 119:59: “I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to Your statues.” What we spend our time thinking about matters more than anything else in our lives. It is our thinking that enables us to discern right from wrong, good from bad, what is helpful from what is hurtful. And the list goes on. Thinking leads to choices and our choices determine our destiny. In fact, that’s what the Psalmist wrote about: “When I stopped to consider what I was doing and where I was going, it led me to change my course of direction and follow the laws of the Lord.”
Many are too involved in the things of this world to “stop and consider” where they are going or whom they are following. Life becomes a blur and there is not much difference between night and day: everything looks like a long piece of grey flannel that has no beginning or end.
The Psalmist said, “I considered - I turned.” It does not take much time to see the difference between God’s way and the world’s way. And when one sees the benefits of what God has to offer us in contrast to what the world takes from us the choice is clear: life or death. It is wise to stop, consider our choices and turn to God.
Prayer: We have in You, Father, all that we need for today and after “today” a life with You in Heaven. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.