Proverbs 3:21-23 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
When we are just toddlers, our mothers, or fathers hold our hands and help us walk. Their strong, and loving arms support each step we take. However, not long after we can stand on our feet, parents try to make us walk on our own.
Have you ever watched, as one parent will hold a baby, while the other stands in front with their arms outstretched toward the child and says; “Come on, you can do it, come on”. Encouraging this toddler to let go and walk. What is the baby doing while walking toward the parent? Are they watching their feet? No. Do they look around at the sights that go by as they take this exciting journey? No. Do we see them stop from place to place to pick up something along the way? Once again, the answer is no. The baby is focused, watching their parent. Their eyes are fixed on the outstretched hands that are sure to catch them. Trusting they will make it if they just keep moving toward the loving voice, and safety of the parents grasp. If they look away, they usually stumble. Nevertheless, someone helps them back up, and sends them on their way again toward their destination. Then, when they get there, they hear cheering accompanied by hugs and love.
God has released us to walk through this world. We are sure to stumble if we get our eyes off God. However, He’s always there to pick us up again. Our destination, the loving arms of Jesus, as He welcomes home God’s children.
As you read your Bible, listen closely, you can almost hear Jesus saying; “Come on, you can do it, come on, just a few more steps.” We must never lose sight of the love and safety that lies ahead. How can we get there safely? Listen to His instructions given in His Word. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look to Him, trust Him, and head for those nail scared, loving hands.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Exodus 34-36 / Proverbs 3:21-23
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Exodus 27-28 / Matthew 23:23-39
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