The World and The Word
Psalm 17:4-5 – I’m not trying to get my way in the world’s way. I’m trying to get your way, your Word’s way. I’m staying on your trail; I’m putting one foot in front of the other. I’m not giving up.
There’s a massive difference between what the world says and what God’s Word says.
The world says that money, fame and a good relationship status are the things we should strive for. God says that a life well lived is one that serves, loves, forgives and seeks eternal life. The world is vain, self-orientated. God is sacrificial, all-inclusive.
In this Psalm, David describes how he’s trying to seek God’s way and not the world’s way. He’s pursuing it with all that he has. He’s not giving up.
This indicates that he’s finding it difficult. He’s struggling in the process of staying on God’s path.
It’s natural to struggle as a follower of Christ. Jesus Christ is perfect and we’re not. We’re only humans, and our natural instinct is selfish. We can’t not sin.
But when you know what God’s gift is, and when you know the price He paid to give it to us – the struggle becomes all the more worth it. We realise that we need to stay the path. We need to stick with Him because He’s the only one that leads to eternal life. Our reward isn’t in the world, it’s in God.
So keep pursuing Him. Stay the path, even when it’s hard.
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