Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord His God. 2 Chronicles 27:6
As people are walking, many will walk in different types of steps. Depending on their purpose will make a determination on how they will walk. Some are walking very quickly, wanting to get somewhere fast, while others walk very slowly, not wanting to get there or to take their time. Some, like children, may wander back and forth across the path as they move forward. Others will walk very carefully, watching every step closely, as others will not watch where they are going and stumble along.
Jotham, king of Judah, had become very powerful because of his steadfast walk before God.
Steadfast walking is walking firmly with a purpose. It is focused on where one is stepping with a determination to get to a specific designation in a timely manner. Wandering or lollygagging is not allowed in a steadfast walk.
Physical walking is what most people talk about, but there is a walk with God that people must do when they are believers, a spiritual walk.
Many in the church walk aimlessly in life. They claim to believe in Jesus but wander down paths of sin. One day they walk with God, the next day they walk with the world in sin. There is no real focus on their walk before God.
Walking with God is living one’s life according to His standards, obeying His commands and doing as He desires. It is not jumping ahead of God, nor falling behind Him, but focused upon remaining in step with Him. It does not allow a person to wander off into sin and the deceitful ways of the world.
Believers who walk steadfastly before God are determined to live a holy and blameless life before God, to walk as Jesus walked.
When you are determined to get somewhere, you walk with determination and focus. You do not allow yourself to wander off the needed path to be on.
As a believer, your focus should be placed upon walking before God with a determination to get to the destination God has for you, a steadfast walk. The bare minimum destination God has for you is to be holy as He is holy, to live a blameless and sinless life. Ultimately this is how one will live once he steps into heaven, forgiven and made perfect.
How are you walking before God today? In holiness and righteousness? Or wandering in sin?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God desires of you; that your walk will be steadfast upon God’s commands; that God will help you keep from wandering off the path He has for you; and that you will make the destination God has planned for you in this life and the life to come.