Friday, December 31, 2010

The Lord Shall Guide You

Isaiah 58:11
And the LORD shall guide thee continually.

"The Lord shall guide thee." Not an angel, but JEHOVAH shall guide thee. He said He would not go through the wilderness before His people, an angel should go before them to lead them in the way; but Moses said, "If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence." Christian, God has not left you in your earthly pilgrimage to an angel's guidance: He Himself leads the van. You may not see the cloudy, fiery pillar, but Jehovah will never forsake you. Notice the word shall-"The Lord shall guide thee." How certain this makes it! How sure it is that God will not forsake us! His precious "shalls" and "wills" are better than men's oaths. "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Then observe the adverb continually. We are not merely to be guided sometimes, but we are to have a perpetual monitor; not occasionally to be left to our own understanding, and so to wander, but we are continually to hear the guiding voice of the Great Shepherd; and if we follow close at His heels, we shall not err, but be led by a right way to a city to dwell in. If you have to change your position in life; if you have to emigrate to distant shores; if it should happen that you are cast into poverty, or uplifted suddenly into a more responsible position than the one you now occupy; if you are thrown among strangers, or cast among foes, yet tremble not, for "the Lord shall guide thee continually." There are no dilemmas out of which you shall not be delivered if you live near to God, and your heart be kept warm with holy love. He goes not amiss who goes in the company of God. Like Enoch, walk with God, and you cannot mistake your road. You have infallible wisdom to direct you, immutable love to comfort you, and eternal power to defend you. "Jehovah"-mark the word-"Jehovah shall guide thee continually."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon


Adrienne said...

Beautiful! Perfect for thoughts of the new year. It goes well with a poem I will post tomorrow. Happy New Year, my friend. I wish you the best of God's blessings in the year ahead!

Deborah said...

Amen! Happy New Year, Cathy!

Cherdecor said...

I am going to copy this and file it. Good words.

Cherdecor said...


Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Blessings Cathy... What a very appropriate devotion of Charles Spurgeon you chose to prepare us for the New Year!

May He GUIDE us continually in 2011!

Praying that you receive wisdom and proper care (you know what for) and that Our Lord guide you. may His Holy Spirit comfort you, give you rest and peace, as you listen to the Shepherd. I can't believe that you sleep so soundly. You don't need an alarm to wake up earlier but half your day??? Are you sure, you're ok? That fall still concerns me. But you are right, we will confess good, but be wise and cautious. Like Enoch, walk with God and you cannot mistake your road or the safety (like hidden ice or slippery snow) and no need to hurry except I understand it was cold...

Eternal power, great health and wisdom accompany you in to 2011 with love, joy and peace! God's best and a blessed new year to you!