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Straight Paths

September 22, 2019


Straight Paths

We are all on some sort of path  through our lives.     For some,  it is a “straight path”  that leads straight to heaven  for all eternity.     For others,  it is a somewhat crooked  —  or awfully crooked — that will never lead to heaven.     So, how does anyone know what sort of path they are on?

That is a good question.     We should all be concerned where we are headed  on our path through this life.     We don’t have to be in the dark  concerning the answer  to this vital question.     There are many Bible verses  that guide us  in the right direction.     One very clear answer is in Proverbs 3:5-7  that gives us a clear  and to-the-point answer:

Trust in the LORD  with all your heart,

And do not lean  on your own understanding.

In all your ways  acknowledge Him,

And He will make  your paths straight.

Do not be wise  in your own eyes;

Fear the LORD  and turn away  from evil.

When we “Trust in the LORD  with all your heart”,  we are studying God’s word  in the Bible.     When we honestly check it out,  we see how the Old Testament made many prophecies  about what the Savior would be like  —  and then we see  how all those prophecies came true  in Christ Jesus.     There’s an awesome power  in that.     That’s the kind of power we can assuredly  “trust in”.

Then it says,  “Do not lean on your own understanding”.      That seems like a no brainer.     No one on this earth  can possibly understand everything.     A computer tech probably does not know how  to milk a cow or run a farm  —  and the farmer most likely cannot write a software program.     The bottom line is  that we all need to “lean”  on our LORD,  who knows absolutely all things,  because He alone created us all.

That is why every single one of us needs  to “acknowledge Him” —  the LORD God Almighty  —  in everything we do.     No matter who we are,  we need God’s help  to make it through this sinful world,  in one,  single,  saved piece.

What is wondrous  is that the LORD loves and cares for us so much  that He has promised  that “He will make your paths straight.

That’s why  it is so vital  that we all  “not be wise  in your own eyes”.     No one is wiser than the LORD, who created all things.     We can’t even create one blade of grass  from nothing.     God created all things  just by speaking them into creation  —  and they are all beautiful and purposeful.

That’s awesome!     And that is exactly why everyone needs  to “Fear the LORD  and turn away  from evil”.     It’s only common sense  to respect  our Creator Savior  and knock off all of our sinful tendencies.

So, are we on the “straight path”  that trusts  in God  and acknowledges the holiness  of all His ways.     Do we want  to respect the holiness  and power  of the LORD  to the point where we thankfully “turn away from evil”?     Everyone needs  to always be mindful  of what “path”  we are on  as we go through this life.

Ever so glad  for God’s guidance  in His eternal word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for loving and caring  for us,  even when we are stumbling around.     Keep us  on the straight and narrow  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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