Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Watching Our Steps
Stumbling hurts. It can give you a scraped knee or get a fat lip. Falling, however...well, falling means big trouble. Falling can mean destruction.
If the Lord delights in a man's way, He makes his steps firm. Though he stumble, he will not fall for the Lord upholds him with His hand.--Psalm 37:23-24
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lords delivers him from them all.--Psalm 34:19
The Lord watches over the way of the righteous.--Psalm 1:6
We can't behave well enough, we can't walk carefully enough, to stay completely out of trouble. We will slip, and often. But our God, because we delight Him, because He has made us righteous, will keep us safe.
Our job, then, is to delight in Him, to acknowledge His saving grace, to know that His cross made us righteous.
When we delight God in righteousness, we become eligible for God's mercy. Then He can bring all of His mighty power to make sure that, although we slip, we will not fall. He watches our steps.