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 2 days I will finish 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 thirty with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path that is upright.
Walk an Upright Path
“He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises Him.”
Proverbs 14:2 (NIV)
Do people tend to trust what you say to be accurate and not misleading? Are you a person of you word? Would your family agree with your answer? Would your coworkers or the people closest to you agree? How much does your respect for God influence your words and actions? How do you feel about people who use deceit to get you to do something you would normally refuse? Are there times when you withhold information to get someone to do what you want?
God says that it is a fear of Him that leads us to walk an upright path. When we choose to be devious in our actions it shows that we despise Him. As you pray, ask God to help you have a healthy respect of Him that will lead you to make right choices. Pray that your life choices would give you a reputation to the people around you as one who walks an upright path. Pray that God would help you to examine and remove any activity in your life that would contain even a trace of deceit. Pray that the people around you would come to have a fear of God that would lead them to walk an upright path.