Monday, September 03, 2012

Looking For The Godly Way

It isn't too late to go back to the right path.

Jeremiah 6:16 This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’

Jeremiah 8:4-5  “Jeremiah, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: “‘When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back? 5 Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path? Why do the people of Jerusalem refuse to turn back? They cling tightly to their lies and will not turn around.

Here is some advice from God, stop and look around, think about where you are compared to where you should be.

Not in the right place or do you realize that you are on the wrong road and you aren't going to make it to the correct destination? God celebrates when his people make adjustments and look for the Godly way.

Do you need to ask for directions? Maybe the way back to the Godly way is obscure and you need a guide or at least somebody to point you in the right direction. That's no problem, God will give you the direction that you need and he may even send you a guide to give you a hand, a pastor or a friend that will help you make it back to the Godly way.

One thing about getting directions, they are not going to help you if you don't follow them, if you are going to be proud or stubborn then the fact that you have directions doesn't mean a thing. We have a book of directions that came straight from God, you would think that these directions would be revered as very accurate and very useful but too many of us fail to open up the book and read it.

Your carnal nature will tell you that you don't want to travel on the Godly way, just keep on going the same way that you have been, you'll probably reach your destination. You can see that the road that you are on isn't beneficial, you're falling down and getting bruised and scraped up but you just keep on going, the Godly way is the best path, following it is for your own good but sometimes we don't like what is good for us.

Can you see the path?

Proverbs 4:18-19 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.
The path that God's people are supposed to be on is a bright path, we have a clear view of our next step, we may not be able to see as far down the road as we would like but we do not have to stumble in the dark like the rest of the world. The source of light that brightens our path is the Bible, it will send you in the right direction to get back to the Godly way and it will keep you from falling in the dark during the trip. (Psalm 119:105)

I need to study God's word everyday so that I can keep from stumbling and to make sure that I stay on the right path. I don't want to end up somewhere that I wasn't planning on going.