A Weekend Of Pondering The Path
A few of our trails lead in a giant circle, but in other places you have to choose which direction you'll go. Luckily there are no dead-ends, and they all end up back at the house.
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. Proverbs 4:26-27
In these verses, Solomon speaks of the path God has created for us. Possibly the wisest man who ever lived, this king spent much of life doing as he pleased, amassing wealth and position while having a rollicking good time. Here, though, he shares his views on what he had done, where he was now and where he was headed in the future.
After all of that living, he writes that we are to ponder the path before us, establishing our ways in the way that leads home. We can't turn aside or we will stumble, encounter temptation or find ourselves wandering aimlessly. What amazing advice from a man we've never met, and yet we know his heart.
Make this a weekend of pondering the path of your own feet. Establish everything you are doing and will do on the solid rock of God's Word. No matter what lures you from the side of the trail, don't turn away from the Lord. He knows the road you've traveled to get here, He knows the precise location you're at right now and He's already been down the road where you're headed. Just knowing that should give us peace and comfort for the weekend.