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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2019

July

Friday, July 19th, 2019
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I love coming upon a path in a unexpected place!

I'll be weaving through the woods, for example, ducking under branches, tripping over obstacles, when I finally notice a track. Even if this track is made by animals, it represents the tried-and-true way through the forest. It has seen enough traffic to be visible, wearing down the vegetation, and it's a safe route. If I walk this path, then at the very least, I can avoid the pitfalls one encounters when blazing their own trail.

In Psalm 25, David uses the path as a metaphor, to describe the ideal behaviour for a person who wants to live in a "right" way. God's law is like a map to a meaningful life. The routes are written down for us to find our way through an often difficult and tragic life.

The people who came before us, passed these pathways down to us; first as spoken words, inspired by God, and then when writing was invented, encoded for all generations to come.

"All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his decrees."

God's scripture is like a guide. We don't have to make our own roads, nor should we. Just because a road is old, that doesn't make it irrelevant, in fact, the opposite is true!

Follow the way!