A few days ago I was challenged by Proverbs 4:26 which says: “Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.” Think about where the pathway you are now on is leading, then you are apt to make better decisions in your daily life. Good wisdom. As I read further in Proverbs, with 4:26 still embedded in my mind and heart, I found a little more about pondering your path.
The next reference had to do with the “forbidden woman.” Solomon is warning is son to stay out of adulterous relationships. Even if he is watching his step there are others are aren’t, and they have no qualms about setting your feet on the same path they are on. Consider what Solomon says: “Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path Sheol; she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.” (Proverbs 5:5-6)
She does not ponder her steps – know anyone like that? Male or female it does not matter. Many people are following a path that will lead to destruction but it doesn’t seem to bother them. They trot merrily down the pathway without a thought given to the consequences of their decisions.
The third reference also caught my attention. Notice 5:21 – “For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and He ponders all his paths.” Whether or not we are thinking about the decisions we make daily – the path of our feet – God is. He is considering our way, but not as an uninterested bystander. He is speaking in a gentle whisper warning of dangers and calling us toward Him – toward wholeness and holiness. He knows the dangers that await us. He know what is around the next bend in the road. He knows the joys that could be ours if only …
Pay attention to where you are going. Call others to paths of righteousness. And know that God’s encouraging and strengthening Presence is alway with you.