Led by God
I am into my next chapter this week called "The Shortest Distance between Two Points".
The reference for this chapter is the following verse:
"Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies."
I read a number of different versions to try to get what this verse is saying.
Five different version, Five different adjectives describing the path.
ESV = "level"
NLT = "Right"
KJV = "Plain"
NKJV = "Smooth"
NIV = "Straight"
Being that this is a prayer of David, I am not sure the exact adjective is as important as the meaning behind it. David was seeking protection from His enemies in a land where he was expecting ambush.
The important thing for David is not the adjective to describe the path, but the request to be led by God.
Our challenge to follow God will often lead us down a path that will involve challenges. There will be ups and downs, there will be cold and heat, there will be the desire to take an alternate route thinking it is a shortcut or simply out of rebellion.
Whatever the case may be and whatever the portion of path that I may be on, the important thing is that I work to stay on the path that God is leading me.
"Teach me your way, O LORD"