Directed Paths

Isaiah 35:8 says, “A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness…” Verse 9 says that the redeemed shall walk there. Verse 10 says that His everlasting joy shall be upon their heads.

A highway is a thoroughfare or a main road. Consider the Highway of Holiness to be as intimacy with the Lord. It is an essential path of strength for the redeemed. I love the verse in Isaiah 30:21. It says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”

This morning the Holy Spirit showed me another aspect of this verse that I never thought about before. Read Joshua 1:7 with me. It says, “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.”

We are not to turn away from God’s word. It is our compass. Our intimate communion with Him is through His word. Psalm 1:3-4 says that when we meditate on His word, our way will be fruitful and prosperous.

Here is another verse to consider. 1 Samuel 12:21 says, “And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.”

Proverbs 4:26-27 says, “Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or to the left; remove your foot from evil.”

As we walk on His highway of intimate communion, He will speak to our hearts to give us clear direction. He will also check us in our walk when we start to turn off in pursuit of empty things. May your life be filled with the wonder of intimacy with the One who created you for relationship with Him. Please take a moment right now and tell Him again that you love Him.

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