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Come On, Just A Few More Steps
February 6, 2024
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.
OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:
When we are toddlers, our mothers or fathers hold our hands and assist us in taking our first steps. Their strong and loving arms support each of our early strides. However, shortly after we could stand on our own, our parents began encouraging us to walk independently.
Have you ever observed a scene where one parent holds 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 the toddler to let go and take their first steps? What is the baby doing while walking toward the parent? Are they watching their feet? No. Do they look around at the sights along the way during this exciting journey? No. Do we see them stop to pick up things along the way? Once again, the answer is no. The baby is intensely focused, with their eyes fixed on the outstretched hands that are sure to catch them. They trust that they will reach their destination if they keep moving toward the loving voice and the safety of their parents’ grasp. If they look away, they often stumble. Nevertheless, someone helps them back up and sends them on their way again toward their destination. When they finally arrive, they are greeted with cheers, hugs, and love.
God has set us free to walk through this world. We are certain to stumble if we take our eyes off God. Nevertheless, He is always there to lift us up once more. Our ultimate destination is the loving embrace of Jesus, as He welcomes home God’s children.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
As you read your Bible, listen closely, and 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 lie ahead. How can we reach our destination safely? Listen to His instructions given in His Word. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look to Him, trust Him, and head toward those nail-scarred, loving hands.
Are we focused on the eternal goal
God has set before us?
IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:
Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?
Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?
What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?
GOD TALKING TO ME: FEBRUARY 6, 2024
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
Exodus 34 – Exodus 36
Proverbs 3:21 – 23
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director