Keep Walking With Jesus – Post
While looking at the prophecy the Lord had given to me for someone, I was meditating on this part of the scriptural reference ……. Proverbs 4:24-27 Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you. Let your eyes look right on with fixed purpose, and let your gaze be straight before you. Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.
Walking in Truth:
1. TRUTH – Find out what God has said and what He is saying
The Lord said in John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Proverbs 4:20-23 My child, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
2. SAY – Say what God says only.
In Proverbs 4:24 it says, Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you.
Have you and I considered what we’re saying?
Are you speaking Truth, what has been eternally settled in heaven–the Word of God (logos) (Psalm 119:89), AND the proceeding Word of God, as we don’t live on bread alone but EVERY word that PROCEEDS (rhema – utterance) out of the mouth of God, Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4, also 1 Peter 1:25.
So if we’re speaking anything other than what God has said, whether written or spoken, are we speaking false, dishonest, willful, and contrary to what is truth?
3. FOCUS – Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith
Keep your FIXED, IMMOVABLE, SET on Jesus, the Word of God. As it is written in Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look right on with fixed purpose, and let your gaze be straight before you.
Yes, there will be contradicting circumstances, people, and situations. Look at the account of Jesus and the disciples in Mark 4:35-41:
On that same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.” (Spoken Word – utterance)
So leaving the crowd, they took Him with them, just as He was, in the boat. And other boats were with Him. And a fierce windstorm began to blow, and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already being swamped. (Contradictions against the Word spoken of making it to the other side).
But Jesus was in the stern, asleep with His head on the sailor’s leather cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?” And He got up and sternly rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still muzzled!” (The disciples fixed their gaze on the circumstances, Jesus focused on and rested on what the Father said and rebuked the contradicting circumstances).
And the wind died down as if it had grown weary and there was at once a great calm a perfect peacefulness. Jesus said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith and confidence in Me?” They were filled with great fear, and said to each other, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
4. WALK – Walk on the Water of His Word
Jesus spoke to the contradicting circumstances contrary to the Spoken Word of Truth received.
In Proverbs 4:26-27 says, Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.