Posted by: missionventureministries | October 10, 2011

Psalm 37:23 – In His Steps

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delights in his way.” (Psalm 37:23)

There is nothing more satisfying to a believer than to be living in the will of God for his life. And it is good to know that God actually delights in leading us along that way which He is laying out for us.

There are numerous Bible verses to this effect. One of the most familiar is: “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).

That verse gives us a basic principle for knowing His way.We need to seek His leading in everything! Of course, it may not be an easy path. “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps” (1 Peter 2:21).

Even if the path seems difficult at times, it is a good path, because it honors Him. “He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3). He is the good Shepherd, and if we lose the way for a time, if we humble ourselves He will bring us back. As the prophet said: “LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).

To be sure that we are not drifting far off the path and to be certain we don’t disobey or question His written Word we should be asking the Lord daily to “direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me” (Psalm119:133).

The Word of God are the commandments that needs to be obeyed, the testimony that we need to share, the precept that we need to practice, the promise we should claim and the way we need to followed. The Scriptures are the gracious revelations of what God wants in order for believers to have fellowship with Him. It reveals who He is in all His holiness and justice.

The Lord promises that: “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, «This is the way; walk in it»” (Isaiah 30:21).

Jesus promised that: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). We can always pray and ask as David did: “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths” (Psalm 25:4), and He is gracious to hear and answer our prayers because Jesus said: “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13). And in John 15:7 He tells us: “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.”

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