Daily D – 2 Samuel 22:31
2 Samuel 22:31
“God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.” (NLT)
What a God! His road
stretches straight and smooth.
Every GOD-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
Way back in 1971, Billy Graham’s famous slogan was, One Way.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me,” (John 14:6 NLT).
A new song on the radio said,
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
And there’s still time to change the road you’re on*
This song is what counts as wisdom when you are twelve years old. The high school graduates who were teaching the Sunday School lesson that morning certainly thought they were wise. I liked Led Zeppelin, but I wasn’t sure this was actually wisdom. If you read the whole course of lyrics to this song, this couplet begins to sound like someone working hard to make words of poetry rhyme over a long course of verses.
Be what it may
they tried to teach us that day,
there is only one road,
only one way
See what I mean about trying to make lyrics rhyme? This stimulates a thought: Which is more important? The words or the rhyme? The answer, I suppose, is “It depends.” Do you desire accuracy, or do you want to win friends?
Simple truths are profound. Billy was right. Jesus is the One Way, the only way to know and experience God’s gift of salvation.
King David tells us a few facts about God’s Way:
1. God’s way is perfect.
2. All of God’s promises come true.
3. God protects all who depend on him.
Messrs. Page and Plant advise changing roads when you realize you’re on the wrong one. Today is a good day and now is a good time to get started down the One Way that always takes you the Right Way. It is the High Way. And, as Mr. Peterson says in The Message,
Everyone who runs toward him
This is a good day to run to Jesus.
* Songwriters: Jimmy Page / Robert Anthony Plant
Stairway to Heaven lyrics © Flames Of Albion Music Inc., Succubus Music Ltd., Flames Of Albion Music, Inc.
I will walk the One Way.
Our Father, show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 8:12-18 When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in, and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you. He fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your ancestors had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end he might cause you to prosper. You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.