Sunday, December 7, 2014
Jesus Is The Way
Reading from the Book of Isaiah 30:21, Galatians 6:9
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
No matter what has happened to you in your lifetime--even if you have been abandoned by your spouse or abused by your parents or hurt by your children or others--if you will stay on the narrow path as God directs you and leave all your excess fleshly baggage behind, you will find the peace, joy, and fulfillment you seek. As you walk through this process, you can find comfort in God's promise from this verse to guide you.
Jesus is the way, and He has shown us the way in which we are to walk. The Lord has sent upon us His Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in the way we are to go, the narrow way that leads to life and not the broad way that leads to destruction.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Whatever happens, we must keep walking in the ways of the Lord. This verse encourages us. The Bible does not promise that when we do right we will reap the rewards immediately. But it does assure us that if we keep doing right, eventually we will be rewarded. When we walk in God's path, we must be patient like the farmer, who plants the seed and expectantly waits for the harvest. He looks forward to reaping the harvest, but he knows that there is a time between seed planting and harvest. He does not allow that God ordained process to frustrate him.
If you continue to walk in the way the Lord has prescribed for you in His Word and by His Spirit, you will enjoy great blessings both in this life and in eternity. So keep walking the narrow path that leads to life--a life in all its fullness and abundance.
Jesus is the way!