This God – His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him. Psalm 18:30
God’s way is perfect.
His very word proves true.
If His way is perfect, why do we ever stray out on our own?
Because we’re human, wishing to live for ourselves.
The temptation to rely on ourselves sometimes is too much.
We think we can do everything on our own.
But Psalm 18 reminds us God’s way is perfect.
Ours certainly is not. In our own strength, we will fail.
What if we instead ask God to help us walk His path?
Psalm 18 continues reminding us He is our shield.
Shields protect from the onslaught of things hurled at us.
But only if we decide to partner with Him and His ways for us.
Why on earth would we choose to walk separate from God?
Could be simple like eating too much junk, knowing our bodies are God’s temple.
Or sneaking an answer on our essay, copying another’s words because we are lazy.
Or it could be worse – knowingly cheating on a test, our taxes, or (gasp) our spouse.
When we choose to walk with God, God promises we will walk the perfect path He has ordained for us.
Not only that, but He will be our shield, protecting us from the world’s sin.
He will be our refuge.
But we must choose Him.
Choose Him for every little thing.
And when we do, He promises to guide us, protect us, and be our refuge in this messy world.
When you put it that way, how can we not choose Him?
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