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Make His Footsteps into a Way

December 31, 2018


Make His Footsteps into a Way

Psalm 85:13

Righteousness will go before Him,    
And will make His footsteps  into a way.

Everything God does is good,  right,  and holy.     In God’s goodness,  He forgives our sins,  rescues us  in our troubles,  shows us the way  of salvation,  revives us when we are weary  from our challenges,  and supplies our daily needs.

As we receive all these mercies  from our Lord,  we are seeing His righteousness.     In other words,  when we see how our sins are forgiven  in Jesus,  we are seeing God’s righteousness.     When we are rescued  in some trouble,  we are seeing God’s righteousness.     When we are so tired  from the hard times we have faced  and God revives us,  we are again seeing more  of God’s righteousness.

His righteousness goes before Him  and shows us  how merciful and good He is.     God’s righteousness is a way  for us  to learn righteousness.     We wouldn’t have a clue  about righteousness,  unless God would show us  His righteousness  in thousands of different little ways  every day.

If everyone  was left  to be on their own,  all of our wickedness  would soon do us in,  because we couldn’t learn righteousness  by ourselves.    But,  God kindly works  with our conscience,  showing us  the goodness of goodness — and we come to long  for goodness.

As we gradually and daily  turn  to the LORD  and learn to see  how good His righteousness is,  then His righteousness  “will make His footsteps into a way”  for us.     His many  examples of love   cause us  to want to be like Him,  because it makes us complete  and at peace  to experience His goodness.     Then  we become God’s child,  trying to walk  in our heavenly Father’s footsteps.

Small children delight to follow  in their daddy’s footsteps.     We,  too, can delight  to walk  in our heavenly Father’s footsteps,  with strides  in faith,  hope,  and love.     We can take great delight  in imitating our heavenly Father’s righteous ways.

Then,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Abba!    Father!     You are awesome  in Your ways!     Help me  to be righteous  for Your name’s sake.”



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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