“Direct my footsteps according to Your Word; let no sin rule over me.” Psalm 119:133
Do you remember playing Follow The Leader when you were a child? We had to do everything the Leader did. If we didn’t follow we were out of the game.
The writer of Psalm 119 wanted to follow THE LEADER. He asked God to direct his footsteps. We should be making that same request to God daily.
In today’s world it is so easy for sin to rule. Everywhere we turn there are temptations for self-gratification. Advertising presents images to us on how to live a “happy life”. According to beer commercials we need to drink beer to have fun at a party. Automobile manufacturers tell us we have to drive the right car. In order to be someone important we must wear the perfect clothes. So many television programs are telling us there is nothing wrong with living various lifestyles or satisfying our sexual desires any way we want. Satan is having a field day with the media. The problem is, we are buying into it. Sin is taking over.
Instead of shrugging our shoulders and condoning this behavior, we should be feeling as the Psalmist feels in verse 136 of Psalm 119: “Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for Your law is not obeyed.”
By wearing the SHOES OF THE GOSPEL we are telling God we want Him to direct our footsteps. We don’t want to follow Satan’s path. We choose to follow our only Leader, God Himself, and we don’t want to give the devil any loop-hole to veer us off the right path. God’s Word and statutes give us the stability we need to fend off worldly temptations. Direct my footsteps everyday, Lord.
APPLICATION: Evaluate what you are watching on TV. Have you become desensitized to things which are against God’s way of life? Turn off those programs. Find something more suitable to watch that does not degrade God’s teachings.