“Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.”
Pastor James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago and Walk in the Word Ministries uses a theme song for his radio broadcasts. The lyrics are:
To the left or the right, o-o-oh, I will not go.
To the left or the right, o-o-oh, I will not go, I will not go.
Walk, walk in the word. Walk in the word.
Walk, walk in the word.
This is the way!
As David mentioned yesterday, we need to focus on the path before us. To turn to the left or the right from the path we have been shown is to step into the ways of unrighteousness, wickedness, and evil. Fortunately, Solomon continues his advice by instructing us to “remove thy foot from evil.”
GET BACK ON TRACK!
Jesus warned us,
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:13-14 NIV
What is the most sure way of seeing, staying on, and getting back to the path of righteousness?
As James MacDonald’s ministry says, “Walk in the Word.” We need to read God’s word, know it, and live it.
This combined with daily prayer and meeting with other Christians strengthens our understanding and resolve to stay on the path.
Do not turn from God and His path. Stay focused on our Lord.
Lord Jesus, strengthen our resolve to not stray off the path. Broaden our understanding of Your will for our lives. Give us Your wisdom and the desire to stay on the path of righteousness.