“I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice.” Proverbs 8:20
Nestled deep within the ranch’s tall Coastal Bermuda grasses lie narrow trails, worn clean of vegetation. These paths start in the upper pastures, wind down and around, and end at the pond (tank in Texas) that sits in the lower northwest corner. Angus cattle carved and claimed these ancient paths long ago. Even as cows move to market and new ones join the herd, all continue to follow these proven pathways to the source of water and the satisfaction of quenched thirst.
The world is a confusing place. It seems as if the right path through life is hidden within the world’s shifting values and views. What was right is now considered wrong. What was true is now false. Black is white, white is black, and what was up is decidedly down. The things Christians value as absolute are now thought to be one more option among many ‘truths’ and our souls grieve. We listen, watch, and read the news, only to grow more heart-broken and horrified at the rapid rate of religious, political and cultural change. What can we do as Christians?
Remember Who carved our path –
“I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.” Proverbs 4:11 “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6.
Remember our heritage –
“So you will walk in the way of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.” Proverbs 2:20.
Remember the danger of wrong paths –
“My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path,” Proverbs 1:15. “Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men.” Proverbs 4:14.
Remember to daily choose God’s path –
“Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established.” Proverbs 4:26. “He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, but he who ignores reproof goes astray.” Proverbs 10:17.
Remember God watches over you –
“For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He watches all his paths.” Proverbs 5:21.
Is your pathway to God well-worn and easy to spot? What kind of trail are you leaving for others to find and follow that lead to the ultimate Source and Eternal Satisfaction? The pathway of the Lord Jesus Christ is the one right route through life’s journey!
Blessings of keeping pace on God’s pathway! Prayer requests?
“Dear Lord, help me to always tread Your tried and true trail and point others to Your perfect Way. Thank you, Amen.”