This is the way

“This is the way; walk in it.”
(Isaiah 30:21)

 

Reflection:
God made the world and He made us according to His purpose. He put the natural and spiritual laws in place to support this purpose. He therefore knows the best way for it to be achieved. And, because He loves us and wants us for His daughters and sons, His ways will be the best for us – as well as the only ways.

From Adam to Abraham to Sinai and to Jesus Christ God has, in one way or the other, been telling humankind that the way that He shows us, and in which He instructs us, is the way to live. Jesus continued with that message.

  • “Come, follow me,” Jesus said” (Matthew 4:19)
  • Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, … teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20)

To follow is to journey with as well as to do things the way that He does and directs. Jesus underlined it in His teaching on prayer. He showed us that the primary prayer at all times and in all situations and circumstances is for

  • God’s name be honoured
  • God’s Kingdom to come
  • God’s will to be done
  • And all of it to happen on earth just as it does in heaven

It’s the way that He lived. It’s the way we should. Trying to live without God, or to do things our way, invites ruin.

God’s Way leads to life – the ways of the world do not.

Response:
Trust God  and follow Him – not the world

Prayer:

Lord God help me to be faithful to You and to Your Word – for in Jesus alone is the way, the truth and the life. Amen.

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