He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
David says, “The Lord restores me and then He leads me.” We too, after we are saved, are to let the Lord lead our lives. Shepherds lead their sheep. Our Lord does this with us. He gently leads us through life. God’s leadership and guidance deal with what we are, not where we are. If we are what God wants us to be, He will have no trouble placing us where He wants us to be. Are you what the Lord wants you to be? Where does the Lord lead us?
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
David tells us He leads us in the paths of righteousness,
“He leads me in paths of righteousness.” The word “paths” is plural, indicating there are several paths that will help us in being what God wants us to be once we are saved. Good Paths:
1. The paths of Godly Living
2. The path of Mercy and God’s Truth
3. The path of Wisdom
4. The path of Life
The word “paths” indicates first of all that someone has cleared the way ahead of us and we are following the example they have set for us. We are following their footsteps. This is what the Lord did for us. Jesus has blazed the way or path to Heaven for us. We are to follow Him and His example.
John 14:6—Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
God will make a way, where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me,
He will be my guide, hold me closely to His sides,
With love and strength for each new day,
He will make a way, He will make a way. Amen.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.
Have a blessed month of May.
Pastor Lillian Haastrup