“WALKING IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”
Today, many people will gather for Christmas Eve services in their local churches or with their family. In every setting, the “leader” will recount some aspect of the story of Christmas. One of the elements of the Christmas story is the various elements of the characters “walking”.
Joseph and Mary walked from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Shepherds walked from the fields to the place of the manger. The Wise Men walked from the East following the star. Joseph would take Mary and the Baby on a long walk to Egypt to flee Herod.
As we “walk” through every day, God walks with us. He is always with us. He promises never to forsake us. He chooses to send His Holy Spirit to indwell His children so that we are filled with His power, sealed through redemption to be His child, gifted to do His work in this world, and an ambassador and outpost of the Kingdom wherever we go. Once we have a daily time alone with God, we have a better grasp on what it means to live for Him and walk with Him daily.
Many Bible verses exhort us to walk in righteousness with our LORD.
I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.
So, you will walk in the way of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.
Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.
Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.
Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.
Psalm 23:3 – He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Likely, your routine today will be filled with many responsibilities. As a result, you will be walking a lot to get all of your tasks completed. So, as you are working and walking, remember that you are not walking “alone”. If you are in true fellowship with our LORD, your feet are on the path of His righteousness. That is the only place where one can find peace with our Lord Jesus and fellowship with Him that is genuine. Ask Him to walk with you this day!
Smart men walked on the moon, daring men walked on the ocean floor, but wise men walk with God. Leonard Ravenhill.