Make Today’s Path Straight

Jan 18, 2016 649

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3: 5-6).

How sad it is for the person who does not put his complete trust in the Lord. Elsewhere the Bible tells us that if we do not place our trust in the Lord, “that would be like using a reed as a walking stick—it would break and jab your hand” (2 Kings 18:21). This is what the Bible means when it talks about leaning on our own understanding.

If you and I acknowledge the Lord, and put our trust completely in him, he will steer us away from our crooked ways onto a straight path that takes us to a destiny we will be proud of.

Matthew, like most tax collectors who gathered levies and tolls for the Roman occupying armies of Palestine, lined his own pockets by adding a significant percentage to each person’s bill. What he did made the Jews hate him. They put him in the same class as prostitutes. But when Jesus came into Matthew’s life he became a blessing to all future generations (Matt. 9:9-13). Matthew became one of Jesus’ twelve apostles (Matt. 10:2-4).

What Jesus did for Matthew he can do for you and me. He wants to transform our lives so that we will generate blessings rather than curses; so that people will love and appreciate us rather than hate and despise us.

Do you want to leave a legacy for good in the world? You can if you respond positively to Jesus’ claim on your life.

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