Psalm 1:6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Brothers and sisters the Bible speaks of two ways (Proverbs 2:8; 4:19) only one of which leads to God.
Proverbs 2:8 He guards the path of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.
Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.
This is a consistent Bible theme, culminating in the celebrated words of Jesus, ” I am the way” (John 14:6). The verb knows in this context refers not just to God’s awareness, but to an intimate, personal knowledge (Psalm 101:4). God is intimately involved with the way of the righteous, but has no connection with the way of the ungodly, except in judgment (Psalm 146:9).
John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life.
Psalm 101:4 A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.
Psalm 146:9 The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
The poem “Footprints in the Sand” depicts a man who dreamed of walking with Jesus along the beach. Looking back, the man saw only one set of footprints during some of life’s difficulties. Jesus reminded him, (just as He reminds you and I) that during those difficulties, the Lord did not abandon him (us) but carried him (us).
Hebrew 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Brothers and sisters, the Book of Psalms opens with a psalm that contrasts a righteous person with an unrighteous one. You and I are challenged to delight in God’s Word. Instead of receiving the directions of our lives from non-believers who mock the Word of God, you and I can meditate on the counsel of the Scripture day and night.
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.
Brothers and sisters, God knows righteous people. He charts the road we take. In life’s hard times, He keeps you and I on His radar. The Creator is intimately aware and personally involved with His righteous ones. He knows our paths, our goings and comings. You and I can rest in His Sovereignty.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.
Courtesy of Edward Jeffries