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Walking on Slick Paths

Psalm 119:165Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.” march

What are your resources for a winning spiritual life? 15 minutes daily in the Word? Prayer? Willingness to serve? Gathering with like-minded believers?

God’s word and law is our safety line and resource as we walk those slick paths we face.

Fitting Into God’s Foolishness

1 Corinthians 1:21, Paul gives us an interesting insight into how you and I please God.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.”
God’s methods are astounding.  To bring men and women into His family through the foolishness of preaching!  When people hear the gospel preached and believe it, God is pleased.
Now how is the gospel preached?  Through your life and mine.  Every one of us has been entrusted by God with some gift to communicate the gospel.  Perhaps you have been entrusted by God with unusual wealth.  Or maybe a marvelous singing voice, or the ability to communicate, or perhaps the skill to assimilate facts.
Whatever it is, God has put something in each of us that somehow fits into His great master plan of winning this lost world to Jesus Christ.
God has chosen to use these weak, fallible vessels to share the simple gospel message that the world is separated from Him because of sin.  In His mercy, God reached down to the human race when He sent His own Son, Who willingly gave up His life on the cross and died for our sins.  The price was paid.  God’s eternal justice was satisfied.  And the Holy Spirit raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
That is the message our world so desperately needs to hear today!  God is pleased when you share that “foolishness.”  So however God has gifted you, use that gift today to present a living Jesus to our dying world!

Winning Walk

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.”
(Form Dr. Ed Young) Some years ago I was jogging through Houston’s Memorial Park, and took a painful fall. My problem was that I relaxed my focus on the path to speak to another runner. Before I knew it I had stumbled and thudded to the ground, gashing my head and face. As we move through the world, it’s vital we keep our eyes on God’s path. If we do that we need not fear stumbling. For the ancient Jews, that meant constant observance of the Law. But in the New Covenant, watching the path means keep our eyes on our Forerunner, Jesus Christ.