Oct3TueOctober 3, 2017
The LORD will guide you continually.
Last summer a series of solar flares disrupted air traffic over the North Pole. The solar eruptions, described as “huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma,” shot from an area near the center of the sun’s disc. Scientists feared they were strong enough to touch off geomagnetic storms on earth. Airlines rerouted flights between America and Asia to avoid disturbances to the planes’ GPS systems.
Most of us have traded in our folded maps for GPS devices, but we know they aren’t perfect. Sometimes they lead us down the wrong road, and occasionally they stop working altogether. But God’s guidance system is nonstop and never failing. He continually guides His children.
The Bible says that when we offer ourselves as living sacrifices, refuse to be conformed to this world, and are transformed by the renewing of our minds, we will prove what is “that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:1-2). As we trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our own understanding, and we acknowledge Him in all our ways—He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6, paraphrase).
One of the greatest and most precious privileges of the believer is to have the guidance of God at every turn of life.
Reuben Archer Torrey, in The Voice of God in the Present Hour