Who Directs Your Steps
We all prefer to direct our own steps.
Isaiah 53:6: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Without God*s direction our steps go the wrong ways.Proverbs 14:12: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Without the Bible*s direction our steps go the wrong ways.Psalms 119:105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Without the Holy Spirit*s teaching and leading we will not know which way to go.John 16:13: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Romans 8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.God*s guidance is available exclusively and especially to His children who want it and they will follow Jesus.
John 10:27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:Matthew 4:19: And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 8:22: But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.Matthew 9:9: And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
Matthew 10:38: And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.Matthew16:24: Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mathew 19:21: Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.John 1:43: The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
John 8:12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.John 12:26: If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Psalms 37:23: The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.Psalms 32:8: I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalms 48:14: For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.Psalms 73:24: Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Are we wise enough to seek God*s way like Ezra?Ezra 8:21: Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Are we wise enough to pray what Jesus taught us to pray and mean it?Mark 6:10b, 13a: *. . . Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 13a And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: . . .