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In Touch - October 13, 2005

In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Thursday October 13, 2005

Staying on Course

Proverbs 3:7-12


There are many blessings for staying on the path of righteousness. Divine truth frees us from ungodliness—life becomes richer as we experience the Lord’s favor and receive His help. He will go before us and clear out some of the obstacles on the road. Let’s check our compass readings one more time to be sure we are traveling due north.


Following the path toward holiness requires our obedience. From Genesis to Revelation, we are commanded to obey the Lord, let go of human thinking, and embrace godly wisdom. The Bible tells us that fearing the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Obedience and submission to His lordship brings healing and refreshment. Our Creator did not design these physical bodies of ours to live with anger, bitterness, or resentment. As we bring these attitudes to Him, He will restore us.


Our compass also directs us to show reverence for God. Honoring Him with our finances can be difficult because it means releasing control and allowing Him to dictate how we spend our money. But God promises that such relinquishment will result in blessing; when He is in charge, He will not only supply our needs but will also give us enough to share with others. In addition, our accepting God’s reproof keeps us walking in righteousness. The heavenly Father takes steps to correct our mistakes. It is a sign of our family connection and a demonstration of His love.


If you are confused or lost, follow the directions above. You will find your way every time.


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