"Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me" [Psalm 119.133 NASB]
We all know that as long as we walk in the revealed Word, God will keep us safe from all transgression. Our problems start to arise when we decide to wander and step out of the way we know to be right.
David also had that tendency and the only way which he knew to be kept safe, if it was possible, was for his feet to be encased in the sure and comfortable surroundings of God's word.
David also knew, by experience, that we need to receive the word, apply it, and abide in it. Many of us have received an exceptional promise from God and yet up until this time, we have not been able to actually live in its full potential.
What is our problem? It is with our feet. Sometimes we are walking in the flesh and at other times we are seeking to follow God. How can we change for the better?
In [Galatians 5], there are two references to walking in the Spirit. The first reference can refer to an individual's disciplined walk with God - to the avoidance of carnal desires, and the second, to a group walking together with a common goal of spiritual unity [Gal. 5.16, 25-26].
You may need, like David, to be established in the way, and once you are firmly settled in the word, both you and those who are walking with you, will go forward together into the full potential of His will. [David McArdle]
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