Deeper Day 239: Psalm 23:3

How can we know that God will always guide us down the right paths? Because He promised He would, and for Jesus’ sake.

He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3

Friends, there is always a righteous path to be found. There is no situation that is devoid of a holy choice. It may be the harder choice, but it’s worth it.

Don’t listen to the loudest and most forceful voices and opinions, stay tuned to the still small voice. If you do, then you will undoubtedly have a far greater chance of remaining on this good path. Let it also be said that just because your most “godly” friends are all on a certain path, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the righteous path. Only One is infallible, that is God alone. Your friends can be led astray for many different reasons. It’s of utmost importance to remain in focus of the path God has set before you. On that same note, your friend’s paths may vary from yours on occasion, so it’s best to stay tuned to God and continue along the path He has set before you.

We all walk a different path, but there is only one way to heaven and that’s through Jesus Christ. I know you guys know that, but I would be remiss if I didn’t restate something that’s obvious to most, especially because I know there are some very influential celebrity voices who shamelessly celebrate an idea that many paths lead to heaven. That is most certainly a lie, trick and deception of the enemy. If there’s one thing the Bible makes very clear it’s this, Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

I know to you this may be elementary, but it has become a necessary statement to continue making. As I see the pool of deception growing upon the earth, I am acutely aware that I must remind myself of the most basic foundations of my faith so that I will not be led astray by these word tricks and deceptions. Simply put, we must know what we know to be true. Personal truths don’t exist. God is truth. Truth is not up for discussion or interpretation. Truth is truth. God is truth. Be solid in what you know of Him.

Stay to the righteous path no matter what path others are taking. When you do, you will always be protected and provided for. Staying to the righteous path will keep you under the shadow of His wings. That’s where we find safety.

Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 17:8

Prayer Moment: God, give me courage to stay on Your path for my life. Help me to never be led astray. Hold me near so that I can always be certain that I am stayed on Your course. Help me to not envy another’s path, but to be grateful for the way You lead me. Guard my heart and mind from deception and let me be a beacon of hope and truth upon this earth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.