To Guide Our Feet Into the Way of Peace
To Guide Our Feet into the Way of Peace
When John the Baptist was born, his father, Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied about the babe in Luke 1:76-79,
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
All of John’s preaching prepared the hearts of the people to receive Christ Jesus as their Savior. We also need prepared hearts to accept Jesus as our one-and-only Savior. All of God’s word prepares people’s hearts. At this time of year, it would be good to pay special attention to John the Baptist’s preaching as recorded in the New Testament.
There, John’s preaching will prepare our hearts by showing us our sins — pointing out the forgiveness that God wants to give us — show us that our sinfulness darkens our hearts and leads to eternal death — and then showing us how to have “peace” with God through repentance, faith, and a godly life.
None of the sins that plague us are ever able to give us “peace” or true happiness. Living “in darkness and the shadow of death” only gives a dark foreboding of the eternal judgment to come. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to all of God’s word, so we can allow God “to guide our feet into the way of peace”.
It’s as Romans 10:17 says,
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
Glad for the “peace” of God’s promises in Christ, we say, “Hallelujah! Lord Jesus, You are our Prince of Peace.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.