To Walk Before God
Psalm 56:13 “For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?”
The term, “to walk with God”, used to be common among Christians. I have not heard it very often, lately.
To “walk”, we need to have the ability to walk, and we need to have a way or path to walk in.
All this is stated here:
“For Thou hast delivered my soul from death…”
This is what Jesus Christ did on His Cross, for us, who receive Him as Lord and Savior.
John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
And since He has saved us, He has surely given us the “way” to walk with Him, and the ability (grace) to walk with Him.
“Wilt not Thou deliver my feet from falling”
This is what the Holy Spirit does in us, practically, as we deny ourselves, and seek His Will. We are delivered in the circumstances of our lives from sin , self, the world, and the devil.
Jude 24 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”
3 John 4 “I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth.”
1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
Ephesians 5:2 “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.”
All of this is: “That I may walk before God in the light of the living”.
This is not heaven, but here on earth.
To go about our everyday life, walking with the sensible knowledge that:
Our Heavenly Father’s Will is working out, in us and for us.
Our Lord Jesus is interceding for us, that we may obtain all He has for us.
And the Holy Spirit is enabling us, now; moment by moment.
We truly live, as we use the grace given, and walk with Him.