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The Way in Which I Should Walk

October 31, 2018


The Way in Which I Should Walk

There is a right way and a wrong way  to most everything one might do.      Why should anyone purposely do anything  the wrong way?     Why should anyone want  to bring harm and sadness  to their own selves  and their loved ones?     They are fully aware  that their wrong doing  will not do them any good here  on earth — and that it could mean  their eternal demise.     So, why?

It could be stubbornness,  pride,  selfishness, revenge.     Whatever the human reasoning might be,  it will never be worth it.     God has said so  from cover to cover  in His word.     We need  to be wise enough  to listen.     King David realized  the utmost value and importance  of not being overcome  by his sinful tendencies.     In Psalm 143:8,  he prays,

Teach me the way  in which I should walk;    
For to Thee  I lift up my soul.

David knew  that only God was fully aware  of his every tendency,  thought,  and inclination.     Only God  was able  to teach David  to be wise  in the way he lived  from day to day,  because God is able  to warn us ahead of time  as to the consequences  of our desires  and temptations — and only God is able  to strengthen us  to resist doing wrong  for any reason.

David did not want  to develop a stubborn,  hardened heart.     He wanted  to be sure  he was teachable.     That is why he made a constant effort  to be open  to the goodness  of God’s ways — and prayed,  “For to Thee  I lift up my soul.”

David was constantly putting his soul  into God’s loving care.     There is absolutely no better place  to entrust our souls  than in the hands  of the almighty God  who created us.     Only the Lord is able  to protect us  from temptations  and our sinful natures.

Let us always  lift our souls up  to the Lord  so that He may teach us  and lead us  to everlasting life.     There is a marvelous blessedness  in being teachable.

When we let God’s grace lead us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  there is a wonderful freedom  in living  in Your word.     Let me always stay close  to You.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


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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