Posted by: bshelley | October 10, 2008

Neither right nor left

Today’s Verse: 2 Chronicles 34:2 He did right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn to the right or to the left. NASB

Not that I have the personal experience of trying to plow a straight furrow walking behind a mule, but there is an appropriate application in how that is accomplished. The difference between the straight and the crooked row has everything to do with where one’s focus is pointed. If you are looking down at where your feet are going immediately, you are going to plow a wiggly or crooked row. If however you focus on something straight ahead at the other end of the field, you are more likely to be successful in straying neither to the right or to the left. If I am looking down at worldly things and allowing myself to be distracted from God’s will for my day, I am much more likely to stray. Things that I might otherwise avoid or resist begin to look “normal” simply because it seems the easier path or simply everyone else is doing it. I on the other hand I keep my focus on the horizon of God’s word as my guide, it is much easier to walk a straight path in His ways and not the world’s. The difference then boils down to whether or not our focus is on God and His word applied to our lives or not. We must be spending time in His presence in prayer and His word daily for guidance, encouragement and even chastisement when necessary. When we get to the end of the day having kept our eye on Him, we will be able to look back and like Josiah we will see a path that strayed neither to the right or to the left. May your path be found aimed straight towards Him who delivers us from all inequity.

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-2-chronicles-34_2

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