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To Guide Our Feet Into the Way of Peace

December 8, 2016

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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.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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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.

Philippians 3:12

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