Ronnie W. Wolfe
Hosea 14:9 says ". . . the ways of the Lord are right." Therefore, when we look on and think of our ways, they seem to come short of God's requirements. We find that we are walking the wrong way, turning aside from God's ways.
- Jeremiah 8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
- Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
The psalmist thought on his ways. Proverbs 4:26 says, Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. When we see our own ways, the path of our feet, then we realize that God's way is better than our way, and we should turn our feet unto the testimonies of the Lord.
Moses said in Deuteronomy 8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. Every commandment of the Lord points its way to the ways of the Lord and to his testimonies. Our path should be guided by his word, which is a lamp and a light unto us.
When we are not walking in God's ways, we are walking in our own ways, and we will reap our own reward, regard our own thoughts, and work to save ourselves; but there is only one good reward, only one line of righteous thought, and only One to save us.
Let us do as Haggai 1:5 says, Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Let us then turn our feet to God's testimonies. Then we shall reap His reward, regard His thoughts, and receive His salvation. We shall also please him in our work as He leads us by His Spirit.