If I were to walk on a rocky surface, as seen in today’s picture, I’d be sure to have a difficult time. It’s the same as on our Christian journey. Our steps aren’t always certain and the road is not always smooth and level. However, unlike the unsaved world, we have the words of life to help us through. We are not alone and our Heavenly Father is always watching – diligently guiding our footsteps.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
Psalms 37:23-24 (KJV)

There is no good thing in me, this I know (Romans 7:18). However, Christ is good and it is His blood that covers me! I know that the Father sees my Lord and Saviour when He looks at me! Praise the Lord! Therefore, God delights in my way and orders my steps.

As I look at today’s picture again, I know that I will stumble along this rocky coastline, no doubt about it. However, I will surely get back up and continue. Spiritually speaking, the rocky coastlines of my life will come in and out but the Lord God won’t allow me to be utterly cast down! What a thrill to my soul to know that my Heavenly Father is diligently guarding my footsteps! What a song this brings to my lips! In the darkest of days, I know that my ever watching Father loves me!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jer 29:11 (KJV)

I do believe that this lesson is a vital one – yes, probably one of the more important lessons in my Christian walk! I had a very loving earthly father and I have no doubt that he loved me. How much more does my Heavenly Father love me!! I can set my sights on certain goals and know that my God will direct me through His word! I go back to today’s picture – I see that rocky coastline (the path of my future) but I also see the precious water (God’s word)!

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.
Prov 16:9 (KJV)

Praise the Lord for our bible! Praise the Lord that we can hear from our Heavenly Father any time we want! I know that He will guide me throughout all of life’s circumstances! It’s when I fail to listen to God that I find myself in trouble. But once I obey and take heed to His direction, I know that He will guide me down the paths of righteousness! (Psalm 32:8, Proverbs 3:5, Isaiah 48:17)

How blessed I am to be a Christian! The Creator of the universe is watching over me!

What a wonderful Name of Jesus Christ! The Word of God, Jesus Christ, (John 1:1) is also our Guide. It is only through the precious Bible that we can read, learn and grow! The first time the word guide is used in this context is in:

~Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

Strong’s defines this word as:

H5090

nâhag
naw-hag’
A primitive root; to drive forth (a person, an animal or chariot), that is, lead, carry away; reflexively to proceed (that is, impel or guide oneself); also (from the panting induced by effort), to sigh: – acquaint, bring (away), carry away, drive (away), lead (away, forth), (be) guide, lead (away, forth). נהג

Noah Webster defines guide in this way:

One who directs another in his conduct or course of life.

Each time H5090 [נהג nâhag] is used in the Old Testament, we see clearly how God is our Guide. This word is not used in reference to a human being being the guide.

~Psalm 31:3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

Christ is our Rock and our Fortress. We cannot enter Heaven without Him. His desire is to Guide us to the Rock.

~Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

David knew that only God could lead him on the right course. Only God can guide us on the right paths of righteousness because He alone is the Righteous One.

~Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

~Isaiah 51:18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.

Israel was rebellious and they did not have God to guide them but instead, they suffered the wrath of God.

For the New Testament saints, the Holy Spirit of God is our Guide and was left to us by Christ Himself. The Greek word for guide is:

G3594
ὁδηγέω
hodēgeō
hod-ayg-eh’-o
From G3595; to show the way (literally or figuratively [teach]): – guide, lead.

Here we see the same concept as in the Old Testament. The word for guide as it relates to God is a different word than that used for a human being. Isn’t that a blessing to you?

~Acts 1:16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

~Acts 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

~Romans 2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

The Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, God, is our Guide. He resides within us and teaches how to guide the unsaved to salvation!

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