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Careful Where You Walk
“But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped.” Psalm 73:2
If you’re like me you can be guilty of allowing your mind to run wild with things that aren’t even true, but because of appearance it affects us. I know I’m apt to allow myself to get all worked up only to find out there is no truth to this thing that occupied my mind.
Psalm 73 is a psalm that starts off with a skewed understanding of the way the psalmist saw things. It’s easy to have the “grass is greener on the other side” mentality when we don’t have the facts. He tells us “But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled. My steps had nearly slipped”. Because of a blurred vision we can be lead down a slippery sloop.
Like the psalmist we can get our eyes fixed on the activity of the world that seems to be better than what we believe to be true, or the thought of them getting away with their lifestyle. As believers we have to be “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” for “The rest of the story”. Thankfully by verse 17 Asaph gets a clear perspective, “Until I went into the sanctuary of God, then I understood their end”. I am thankful for the Word of God and the fellowship we have with one another. Peter tells his readers in the 3rd chapter of his second epistle “Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior”.
In his letter to the Philippians, Paul reminds us in the 4th chapter “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things”. The first one is “true”, so when my mind starts to run ramped I ask myself “is what I’m thinking true?” If not, I immediately dismiss it.
Let’s make sure we aren’t letting the enemy occupy our time by thinking we’re missing something or God is withholding some good things from us and “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”. Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and a full-time team member at America’s Keswick
Think About This: The whole question in relation to overcoming is: Are we trusting in ourselves, or are we trusting in the Lord? Watchman Nee
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8