Choosing the Right Path
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Continuing on in Psalm 17 from the previous meditation we see that, in addition to watching his mouth, David has held to the path God has laid out for him. His guiding compass was “by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.”
When we are immersed in the Scriptures, we tend to think more like God thinks, to see as God sees. (“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… - Phil. 2) When we sporadically read the Bible, we tend to think mostly from our own self-focused perspective.
David was very familiar with the Torah, God’s law. He vowed not to strike back, even when he had the opportunity. His words were “my steps have held to your paths, my feet have not slipped.” David is watching his words and watching where he walks. The path David travelled led straight to the safety and care of God. He concluded the psalm in security and hope. “…in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.” That’s a good place to be. No regrets!