For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14
Walking down a path or through a museum, people are often offered a guide to lead them. This can be with a pamphlet or someone actually leading them. This is to give them the best experience of what they will see and do.
Some people do not like to be guided. They feel as though they can find their own way through anything and everything. They ignore what others have to say about any situation that they are in and go their own way.
Often as a person goes his own way, he fails or falls short of his desires and goals.
Many other people will seek out some guidance. This can be found in many different ways. Guidance is found in books, online articles or videos, GPS, talking to others, reading horoscopes, watching others, and many other ways.
Some of these ways lead a person in correct ways, while others will lead them down false paths.
The sons of Korah write that God is their God and He is their only guide. He is not only their guide for right now, but all the way to the end.
The best guide is the one who has been down the path or the one who knows the path from the beginning to the end. He has to have the experience to know how to guide another person correctly.
God is the only one who can see the end from the beginning. He knows the path perfectly well and knows how to guide people on it.
Jesus guided the disciples while He walked on the earth. When He left, He sent His Holy Spirit to continue guiding the disciples. Today every believer can have His Holy Spirit to guide him on the path in following Jesus and becoming more like Him.
You can also have God’s Holy Spirit in you and guiding you. As you read and study God’s word you will be guided by His Holy Spirit in how to live your life.
You are on the path towards becoming like Jesus in every way. It is a lifelong path, that will end only when God calls you into heaven for eternity.
Instead of looking towards temporary help that this world gives, and that will fall short, look towards God’s guidance. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in every area of your life for ever.
I pray today that you will know God’s guidance; that you will hear His Holy Spirit telling you the way to live; that you will live by God’s ways; and that God will be your God forever.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but who delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 1:1-2
In a nation that is founded upon freedom, most people think that they are blessed in being able to do what they want, how they want and when they want. In the process of doing these things, they often choose to do things that are sinful and against God.
Taking the path of sin does provide some satisfaction and enjoyment for a time. However, that enjoyment is very short lived. As it continues, usually there are many different temporary problems with sin. Then there are also many long term negative effects of their actions. And finally there is death and separation from God with no blessing.
The psalmist writes that the one who is blessed does not take the path that the world takes. He chooses to stay away from sin, but focuses his life on God’s word. It is upon God’s Word that he thinks day and night, allowing it to guide his life.
There have been believers who have stated that it is boring to read the Bible and don’t want to do it. Others have read it once, but then never again. Doing these types of actions, does not give him a true understanding of what God wants and desires in his life.
Each time one reads the Bible, he can learn something new about God. He can learn new ways to live his life for God. It will also give him strength to turn away from sin, since he will know what sin is and he will also know God’s great love. As one follows God’s ways, he will know love, joy, and peace that the world cannot know. He will be blessed.
As a believer, focus your life on God’s word and Him. As you focus on His word, you will not be looking at this world and its sinful ways. In this process God will bless you with His presence, love, joy and peace. These are supernatural things that only God can provide.
You will also know that you are in right standing with God as you follow Jesus and live as He lived. God has blessings ready for you. Look to His word to gain them.
I pray today that you will have a hunger to know God’s word; that God’s word will be made alive to you; that you will turn from the ways of this world to God’s ways; and that you will know God’s blessings to you.