SUNDAY March 11, 2018
A Straight Path
Then I [Nehemiah]went to the governors in the region beyond the River, and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me. - >Nehemiah 2:9
Nehemiah became like a statesman. When he left the presence of King Artaxerxes, he had a straight path to do the work of God––he could move through any territory he traveled. The Lord had given Nehemiah traveling mercies, and the king had ensured that Nehemiah had all the provisions he needed; everything necessary to do God’s work. He never had to beg for anything, the Lord had gone before him––so cool.
Nehemiah was given large amounts of timber to build and divine protection. The king had sent his very own captains and horsemen along with Nehemiah. As Nehemiah arrived in the city of Jerusalem, the Lord had given him divine protection from any threatening assailants. God is not the author of confusion––this is exactly how the Lord works.
Understand, when God opens the doors to do His work, He protects us, and provides for all of our needs. Psalm 84:11 tells us: For the LordGod is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. The Apostle Paul encouragedChristians, when he said: And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus(Philippians 4:19).
God leads and guides our lives; He gave to us this promise: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye (Psalm 32:8-10).Each and every step of the way we must trust the Lord to direct us.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall directyour paths.
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