Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly… (Psalm 1: 1a)
The other day I was in the check-out line in a store and overheard an interesting conversation. Two women were making plans to do something the next day together. One of the women said, “I wish I could say ‘yes,’ but I’ll have to read my horoscope.”
I thought, “There is a woman who wants direction in her life.” If a newspaper column said it would be a good or a bad day, then she would give her “yes” or “no” to plan accordingly. I am amazed how people become addicted to this kind of thing, trying to find what their future holds and whether, through the “stars” in their daily newspaper or by other means, they should do this or that.
You should do what I did the other day. I took two different newspapers and looked at the horoscopes they ran. Do you know what I found? I read two completely contradictory horoscopes for the same sign. It might be wise for those who are “hooked” on reading horoscopes to do the same thing.
But there is a better choice. As those who have come to know Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, we have God as our guide. Who needs to walk in the counsel of the ungodly?
In Psalm 32: 8, God promises, I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. In Psalm 1: 6 we are told that the Lord knows the way of the righteous.
In a real sense we sin and slap God in the face when we choose to seek the horoscope of the day. Our todays and tomorrows are in God’s hands; He knows the way.
Look to Him, believer, for His direction! Rev. John Hibbard is the morning Bible teacher at the Colony of Mercy and serves on the Board of America’s Keswick
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