Proverbs 2:6-9 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
As a young boy, my parents often took us on vacation to Kentucky. This was where my dad grew up as a child, and also where my Grandma still lived at the time. She lived far out in the hills, way away from any real town. There was this little store down the road, which acted as the post office, pharmacy, hardware, grocery, and general store. That store and the little Baptist church were all that were there.
Behind my Grandma’s house was a huge mountain, part of the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. One day I decided to go up this mountain and do some exploring. My dad had taken me up before, so I felt confident I could do it alone. It was so beautiful up there. You could see everywhere. The higher I climbed, the farther I could see. I climbed and climbed, until I reached the very top of the mountain. I rested a bit, played around a while, and then decided to go back down the mountain to the house. There was just one problem, I could see miles away, but could not see the house. I had forgotten how I got up there and how to get down. I started down the hill on what I thought was the path I came up, but ended up walking through a thicket of thorn bushes and brush. When I came out to the road, I was over 2 miles away from the house, and all scratched up from my journey through the thorn bushes. I was fortunate. I could have come out on the other side of the mountain, about a ten-mile journey home. My dad had taken me up and down the mountain several times with no problem. How did he do that without ever going through the thistles and brush? Simple, he was raised there and he knew the paths.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
God knows the paths for our life. He keeps our paths. He will guide us in them, if we will only listen to Him. However, when we go our own way, things can get rough. Let’s follow Jesus as He leads His dear children along. You don’t want to end up in the thorns bushes of life do you?
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Genesis 43 – 46 Proverbs 2:6-9
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