Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep Jesus my God! Good morning, dear reader. I’m so thankful to wake up to a very cold winter’s day in a nice warm house. With my cup of French Vanilla tea, I have the wonderful blessing of sitting down with my bible and communing with the One who died for me! The world can be falling apart around me, but Jesus is always in there right beside me. His Holy Spirit guides and directs me in the paths that I should go. Jesus, the Word of God, leads me in the paths of righteousness (Psalm 23).
Today’s verse exhorts me not to even enter the path of wickedness.
God’s word warns me to walk the scriptural path of light and avoid the deeds of darkness. That same Proverb reminds me to “ponder” where I go and that all my ways should be established:
But exactly what is meant by “established”? Noah Webster clearly defines it.
ESTAB’LISHED, participle passive Set; fixed firmly; founded; ordained; enacted; ratified; confirmed.
Am I fixed firmly on Jesus Christ? Is my walk and heart founded on His teachings? If yes, today’s Psalm 119:115 reveals that I am focused on keeping Christ on the throne of my heart and allowing Him to reign instead of me, myself and I. When He reigns in my life, I can say no to the evildoers and stay on the straight path of righteousness. However, as soon as I let “self” sit on that throne, I am noting keeping Christ in my line of sight. I have strayed from the path.
Each day must be started with a prayer asking the Lord to help me keep my eyes on Him. I’ve loved this hymn since the first time I heard it. I pray it is a blessing to you as well. I still tear up when I sing it <3.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conqu’rors we are!
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!