Psalm 27:11 (NKJV) Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
This is the primary and vital priority in making any decision: is it God’s will, is it God’s way? This is must be connected to our way of making decisions!
The decisions God prompts us to make will always be in complete agreement with the Lord’s perfect Word, the Bible. God never leads anyone to live or act contrary to His Divine Word, because the Lord Word is His way for our lives.
In today’s devotion the psalmist prays to be lead in a plain path. This is the only kind of guidance that would do any of us any good, isn’t it? If we were required to make decisions according to wisdom we don’t have, futures we cannot see, or knowledge that is not ours then we would be certain for failure in our lives.
But a plain path means a path that we can understand, that we can see, that we are able to follow. Finally, the psalmist asks for plain direction because of his enemies. If you do not recognize that you are facing enemies in every decision you make small and great; then you are deeply setting yourself for failure in this life we live.
Point to ponder- We all have some measure of enemy desires in our own heart that are spawned from selfish lust and pride and envy. You have enemies in the spiritual world that seek to draw you away from the path of godliness by any means necessary. Your worst enemies in a particular decision may even be well-meaning friends or family members whose priorities for you are not eternal or God purposed. This is why we must understand how to pray for God’s way to be made plain, in spite of the many enemies we surely will face in the way of our relationship living for the Lord. At the end of the day family of God, we will have to deal with enemies within and without. Have a great Monday!
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