FOLLOW THE LORD’S INSTRUCTIONS
The Lord has given us instructions to live by and we must be willing to follow them. Instructions are good for every phase and facet of our lives. Not only has He given us instructions, but He also promised to be with us, every step of the way. He will provide, care for, and guide us. I would argue strongly that when we choose to go another way other than God’s way, we find ourselves in places of destruction. There
have been times in my life that I decided to go another way. In the words of the late Frank Sinatra, “I did it my way.” It was the worst thing I could have ever done. But thanks be unto God that He gives us new opportunities to get it right. In Psalm 32:8, find these words:
“The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’”
The psalmist is clear that it pays to serve the Lord. The Lord’s instructions are clear. The psalmist knows that there will be many sorrows, but he advises the people to rejoice in the Lord and be glad. He tells them to shout for joy anyhow, because he knows that as long as the people follow the Lord’s instructions, He will be with them. When you get a chance, read the words of the psalmist. These words are still true today. You will never go wrong following the Lord’s instructions!