This is the Way…walk ye in it
Isaiah 30:21 “And thine ear shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the Way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”
Have you heard that Word?
Do you know this is the Way? Then….”walk ye in it”.
Walking in the Christian Way is the real work. It is the going along, taking each step as it comes with the Lord….continually, without growing weary or faint in the steps.
Not becoming impatient, or sleepy…..but just continuing to walk along with the Lord….in His Way.
To walk sets forth the fact of everyday living. The tasks and duties of today, and tomorrow.
We often think of special occasions….of doing some great work for the Lord….when our reality before Him, is in our everyday living to His honor….in our words and in our deeds.
2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this Treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
There is in our everyday paths, the means of the fulfillment of the Way.
If we are born again, we do not need to seek special arrangements, but we just have to be found faithful in what we have at hand….(His Word, the Bible…..and prayer….gathering together….or faithful ministers giving out His Word…)
1 Corinthians 4:2 “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”
To be faithful, we need to take stock of our supplies:
Are you ready to give a word in due season to those in need?
Do you know God’s Word?
1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear (reverence to God).”
There are many who hunger for reality….for the knowledge that there is indeed God, and that He is Lord.
Do they pass from us still hungry?
Acts 16:30-32 “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
And they spake unto him the Word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.”
Are we showing them that He is our Lord?
Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
There are others, shaking their fists in the face of God,…..but cross our paths.
(Can anyone win an argument with God? For God always has the last Word.)
2 Timothy 2:24-26 “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient;
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
Philippians 2:15 “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;”
(I have found that people may find away around what we say,…..but they can never get away from what God says, through us)
How many people do we meet with…..who God is dealing with….even though we may not know it?
If we wait for great days…..amazing works….or special times…..
…..we may wait….and they may never come.
The twelve disciples followed Jesus for three years. There were miracles, and healings, and many came to hear….to follow for a while…and go away…
….yet the real value of those three years……
…..where most of the twelve were concerned,…
….was their personal, growing affection and devotion to Jesus Christ, and His Word to them…..
…..that Word they were able to preach about the Lord Jesus, after receiving the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
John 6:68-69 “Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go?
Thou hast the words of eternal life.
And we believe and are sure that Thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”
What of us? Are we following after the Lord,….and is our affection and devotion to Him and His Word growing?
Are we hearing His Word to us…..and able to give it to someone else?
Well, all we have to do is “walk” in His Way….and He has promised that we will hear His Word to us.