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 7 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 twenty-five with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path that is straight.
Walk a Straight Path
“Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.”
Proverbs 8:19-21 (NIV)
What is the shortest distance between two points? How often do the detractors of your faith cause you to talk in circles around subjects that you have a clear view of according to God’s Word. Do the people around you know where you stand in matters of right and wrong, of sin and judgment? Do you avoid certain topics because you are afraid of being ridiculed for your beliefs? Is it possible to walk a straight path in word and deed while still expressing God’s love to people?
David’s desire was that he would learn God’s ways and be led in a straight path because of his oppressors. It seems he understood that the quickest path away from his oppressors, and perhaps into the heart of his oppressors, would be the straight one. As you pray, ask God to help you walk a path that is straight. Pray for the courage to give straight answers to all who question your beliefs and faith. Pray for the wisdom to give answers with gentleness and respect. Pray that the people around you would know where you stand with God as they see you walk a straight path.