Holding Forth The Word Of Life.
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Ponder "means to think about" or "to consider quietly, soberly and deeply." In light of this, consider the direction of Proverbs 4:26 "Ponder the path of thy feet".
As a person would soberly consider the way of his walk, a number of questions come into focus.
Is life serious?
Where did we come from?
Where are we going?
Have we made progress?
The reality - each of us is heading for eternity. But, as someone has said, "When we get to where we are going, will we be where we want to be?" Those who walk, do well to know where their path is leading them.
The Bible talks about various paths. Proverbs 14:12 speaks of the pathway of sin. "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
Isaiah writes about walking the wrong path. "The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace" (Isa 59:8).
Are we on the right path?
Thank the Lord, we do have direction to find the right path. We need to see ourselves as a sinners in the sight of God, and believe that in Jesus is salvation. The way of sin needs to be forsaken and ourselves lives committed to the Lord. Our heart and life will then be led by God's Holy Spirit, and our feet will be in the right path.
Then, as we are on the right way, we are called to be a worthy example. "Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed" (Hebrews 12:13).
Our steps are adding tracks to the pathway of life - tracks that others may be following.
Look at your feet and ponder their path. Are you leaving a right example? For your children, or anyone who follows you? Are we following in the steps of the Saviour?
The Lord our God will lead committed hearts in right paths. He will show the path of life, and deliver from crooked paths.
Follow His steps.
- Timothy Martin,
"Ponder the Path of Thy Feet"