Verse of the day.
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
Man is swayed by many things – actions, reactions, decisions, inactions, situations etc. It is never easy to stick to one ideology/philosophy/choice and live by it all the days of our lives because we are constantly changing and evolving.
God foresaw this fickle nature that has now become a character flaw in us and made provisions for it. Based on the verse under consideration, we find;
- Man is naturally very likely to sway from the path that leads home
- The Holy Spirit is ever present to keep us on that path
Being successfully kept on this path is subject to our ability to LISTEN and OBEY the Voice of Truth. We hear a lot of things from God, sometimes expressly, other times in passing. But, do we obey the things we hear?
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Why do we sway?
Sinful by fallen nature.
Without God’s saving grace and guidance, we by fallen nature are sinful. The nation of Israel in scripture prove this time and time again. Despite having tasted of heaven’s manna, and generally being brought to a place of rest, they still swayed. In the brief period Moses went to commune with God on the mountains (Exodus 32:1), the Israelites had erected another God for themselves.
Prone to distractions.
The distractions of the world also play a very important role in causing us to sway from the plans of God. The busyness of life, constraints of relationships, frustrations, and disappointments in legitimate engagements all serve as propellants to making other choices besides God.
Obeying the voice of Truth.
However, the presence of the Holy Spirit is the voice of Truth which would always provide caution and redirect on the path of purpose which He has chosen for us, as long as we LISTEN and OBEY. We mustn’t like Pharaoh, listen one minute and change our minds the next. Christ isn’t just Redeemer; He is Redeemer and Master. Regarding Him as Redeemer and not Master will only make you reprobate (Romans 1:28). God is neither a fan of disobedience or delayed obedience.
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Father, help me to listen to that still voice and obey it to keep me on the path that leads Home to You.
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