THE WAY FORWARD

FAITH CAPSULE: The way to move forward is in the word of God

Jeremiah 7

The way to move forward is in the word of God while the way backward is in the wicked world of man.
With you, which way are you?
Are you going by the dictates of your heart or by the living word of the living God?
Going by the dictates of the heart of man can be of the world.
The way of the world is the way which seems right to man not the way of God. Proverbs 14:12 makes us realize that “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” The way that seems right to man comes from the dictates of the evil heart.
There is no going forward in the way that seems right to man. The way that seems right is a wrong way; the way that seems right is always a way of assumption with no certainty to lead right.
As a child of God, have you thought about the reason why you have been going backward instead of forward?
The possibility of your going back is following the dictates of your heart. God was speaking to Jeremiah about the disobedience of the Israelites in Jeremiah 7:21-24, “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat meat.  For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices.  But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’  Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.”  God called it an evil heart. Evil heart belongs to wicked.
The word of God is true and alive. Take to the word of God and it will see you through in the journey of life. In the journey of life is to avoid counsels and dictates from the evil heart as mentioned by God.
Evil heart or wicked heart only leads to the wrong way. The word God says the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
Why should a God-fearing person want to keep going back to the evil heart for counsels and dictates? Going back and away from God will lead to the wrong way. From today, begin to take your counsels to the Lord in prayer; He alone is the living God.
Avoid the wrong way by taking the right way.
In your journeying of life, allow God to guide and lead you through.

Prayer for today: Ask for God’s instruction, His leading, and His guidance to be your way.

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