The Straight Path

February 27 | Proverbs 4:25-27

“Let your eyes look forward and your gaze be straight before you. Make a clear path for your feet and all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left, turn your feet away from evil.” (Proverbs 4:25–27)

I’m always impressed with military people when they march in unison. Every face looks like it is a statue, looking straightforward. Every boot rises and falls like the others. They move as one person.

God calls you to discipline in your Christian walk. Discipline takes time and effort. You don’t just pick it up, and it’s not a spiritual gift you get when you spiritually level up. We all need to keep our eyes on Jesus.

Peter was doing well when he stepped onto the water, until he started looking at the winds and the waves. He took his eyes off of Jesus. We must stay focused on him. Like the golfer who keeps his eyes staring down the straight club to the ball, we must keep looking forward.

What do you want to know as you grow close to Jesus? Many people have questions for God about their life, what he wants for them, and how he will get them there.

As you walk in faith with Jesus, make sure your feet match your gaze. Don’t get sidetracked. Don’t look at the shiny objects of sin to the left and to the right. Keep on the straight and narrow, running your race to win the prize of knowing Jesus more.

Action Step: Keep looking forward to Jesus. Don’t allow distractions to take you off course. Walk toward Jesus. Don’t look at the winds and the waves, the political, economic, and social problems around you.

Lord Jesus, keep my eyes focused on you. I don’t want to be distracted as I run in my race for you. Guide me into your truth. May I only be excited about your Word, presence, and plan for me.

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