Proverbs 2:7, NIV
He holds victory in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Right now I am spending a lot of my time writing the daily notes for Ellel 365, the new on-line training school from Ellel Ministries that will be launching on the 1st July. Throughout this school my heart’s desire is to help people know how to walk in the ways of God, for if we truly walk on the path that He has laid out for us, then there are many, many promises in the Scripture of God’s blessings for His children.
All those blessings are an outworking of God’s covenant love. This one verse alone promises victory (in the battles of life) to those who are upright – that means those who deliberately make godly choices when facing temptation. Then we are promised a shield of protection if our walk is blameless. What does that mean? I believe it simply means that when our heart’s desire is always for God’s Kingdom authority to be established in our lives, that the angels of God will rejoice to be there for us – just as they were for Jesus in His wilderness experience being tested by the devil.
When setting sail for a long voyage, the most important thing we need to know is how to navigate. If we cannot set a true course we will be lost at sea forever. When we set out to be just and fair in all we think, say and do, God promises us His wisdom as we plot the course of our lives.
What tremendous blessings come from our walking in the ways of the Lord. Psalm 19:7 expresses the blessings in terms of revival! All over the world many of God’s people are crying out to Him for revival. But God’s Word tells us that we can have personal revival wherever we are – all that God looks for is the heart that is turned towards Him and a will that has chosen to respond in obedience to His love!
Prayer: Help me, Lord, to consistently choose to walk in your ways so that I may know your guidance and direction in the course of my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.