AUGUST 9, 2023
Daily Reading – Psa. 27-32 / Rom. 2
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s, we had an Evangelistic duo come to our Baptist Church by the name of Paul Levin & Bob Findley. They sang together and then Brother Paul would preach. My parents had them over to our home often when they were in town. Over the years we became well acquainted. I remember Paul playing tricks on Bob, like one time at dinner, Paul took the skin off his chicken and placed it on Bob’s plate, then giggled as he watched Bob eat it. Oh, and did I forget to mention, Bob was blind? One year I was asked to lead Bob to the sanctuary from the lower level of our church. Being a teen, I had never led a blind person before, but it looked easy. Hold out your right elbow, let him take it, and walk. Except, when I went to the left of a support pole, I suddenly heard, THUD “OH.” I turned to see; I had walked Mr. Bob straight into that pole. He was very gracious and kind about it, but he seemed to walk a bit slower with his other hand out in front of him as we went on.
Too often people try to find help navigating through life from the world. Yet sin has blinded the world. It is like the blind leading the blind. Luke 6:39 says, “…Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?” God sees far beyond what any of us can. If we will receive His offer and trust His guidance, He said He will guide us with his eyes. He will do much better than I did, I promise.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
God said, He will instruct and teach us in the way we need to go. However, we must give over the guidance to Him. We must keep our eyes on Him and let Him keep His eye’s on our tomorrow. Like the chorus says, “Trust and Obey, for there’s no other way.”
Will you trust God’s eyesight?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director