Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to your tabernacle. Psalm 43:3
Traveling on a long trip, people need to have some type of guidance or direction to make it to their desired destination. GPS programs are what most people rely upon give them the needed directions to travel. They trust that the programs will speak the truth and show them the fastest and safest route leading them to their destination. Life is a journey that requires something different than a man-made GPS to finish.
The psalmist asks God to send His light and His truth to lead him to His dwelling place.
The world believes that each person can find their own way through life and that this world is all there is. It comes down to how hard a person works and aims for one’s goals as to whether a person makes the destination or not. While that destination may be good in this life, it does not take into consideration life after death.
Everything that God says and does is for the purpose of moving people through this temporary life on this planet into eternal life in heaven. Instead of seeking the ways of the world to get through this life, believers must turn towards God for direction.
God’s word will go forth and light the path that one must walk to be in His dwelling place, both now and forever, and it will always be in perfect truth. Along with the written word, God has given believers His Holy Spirit to lead the way. God’s light and truth should be the focus of every believer to travel through this life and on into eternity with Him every step of the way.
Just as you most likely allow a GPS program to guide you once in a while, you must also allow God’s light and truth to guide you every moment of every day. Dig into His word and study it to know what God requires of you and how to live. Be led by the Holy Spirit to guide you in your steps. He will reveal His truth to you when you are willing to receive it and apply it to your life. As you walk the path He has for you, you will become His dwelling place, a holy temple.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see God’s light on the pathway of your life; that you will know God’s truth for your life; that you will be led by God in every area of your life; and that you will dwell in God’s holy place.
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