April 18th 2015
Supernatural direction and correction steers man upon the narrow pathway.
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:20-21 KJV)
Throughout biblical based history God’s people have faced some hard times in the midst of their faith. Yes, there have been times of both famine and sustainment with the basics of bread and water. Sometimes God’s will places man in desperate circumstances so that they can more clearly define His presence. Chastisement from God is designed to bring man from a self-inflicted sin to dwell upon his knees in repentance amid the goodness and mercy of God who can sustain man through all things placed before Him.
No matter what circumstances man faces and for what reason man faces difficulties God knows the spiritual condition of our heart at all times. He is often sitting at the edge of our troubling state of affairs waiting for us to acknowledge Him and seek direction from His spiritual waypoints leading man to walk along His narrow pathway.
This scripture verse read in context is pointed towards His own Jewish people. However, we also serve the same God today as the Jewish people did in ancient biblical times. God’s people can always receive spiritual guidance, correction, and direction from God in any situation then as well as today. Man must allow their eyes and ears to tune only into Him instead of listening to the god of this world as they meander about upon the earth.
God’s waypoints guide mankind along the narrow pathway. For those who have veered off His course He has ways of getting our full attention. His ways are not always pleasant but necessary for man’s spiritual welfare, direction, and correction.