In my last blog entry, I ended with this: “The Lord wants to guide you in continuous ‘circles’ of righteousness; He does not want you to fall off the path that He has intended for you. Are you willing to do your part – to be obedient – as you follow His lead?”
If your answer is “yes”, then the path to follow Him must first start in returning to Him, then getting rid of anything that does not glorify Him in your life, and finally, adding only that which is honoring to Him.
In a recent visit to Mt. Gerizim here in Israel, I was reminded again of the many blessings that await us by simply living a life based on obedience to the Lord. In order to do that, one must deny himself and put his trust fully in the Lord. The Lord wants to lead you in circles of righteousness… but are you willing to follow Him?”
What does being led in “circles of righteousness” mean? King Solomon wrote it simply and beautifully:
“My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within you, Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course.” Proverbs 2:1-9
Being led in circles of righteousness essentially means living a life fully surrendered to the Lord; it is daily obedience, from a heart full of peace and joy, to do the will of God and to honor Him in all that we are.
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