Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways . Over the next 27 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day four with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of goodness.
Walk a Path of Goodness
“Then you will understand what is right and just and fair — every good path.”
Proverbs 2:9 (NIV)
What is your standard for determining if a thought, a word, or an action is good or bad? When you hear of someone being called a good person, what qualities about them come to your mind? What are some tangible expressions of goodness that a person could show to you? How often do you do those things for someone else? How does wisdom from God help you to purify your definition of goodness?
Solomon says that God gives wisdom so that we would know how to walk a path that is right and just and fair — a path of goodness. As you pray, ask God to fill you with a wisdom that can only come from Him. Pray that your life would reflect goodness from His point of view. Pray that you would be more concerned about how you represent the goodness of God than you are about others being good to you. Pray that you would seek to know and do that which is right and just and fair. Pray that the people around you would know the goodness of God because they see it expressed in the path you walk each day.