Let God Lead! by Gene McGuire August, 2013
August 31, 2013
“WITH THE LOVE OF GOD, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD“
“Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines although that was nearer. . .” (Exodus 13:17)
COMMENT: After Pharaoh finally let the Hebrew Children go to worship God, He (God) decided to take them the long way around. I suspect the Israelites were not familiar with the geography of the land, but if they had that knowledge, they probably would have reminded God that “the shortest distance between two points is a straight line”! The Lord knew what He was doing by sending them on an around-about way to their destination. He feared that His Children would “chicken out” if they were confronted by the belligerent Philistines and run back to Egypt. When Jesus went to Heaven, He sent us Christians the Holy Spirit to live in us. One of His jobs is to lead, direct and guide us. Sometimes it may seem that the route He indicates for us to take may not be logical; but just like the title of that sitcom of the 50’s indicates: “Father Knows Best“. Need more convincing?. . . .how about Psalm 37:23: “The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in his way.”
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Proverbs 3:6, John 16:13,14
WISE SONG LYRICS: MAKER OF MY SOUL, I GIVE YOU FULL CONTROL. WHEREVER YOU MAY LEAD I WILL FOLLOW. I HAVE MADE THE CHOICE TO LISTEN FOR YOUR VOICE WHEREVER YOU MAY LEAD I WILL GO.