Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way.”
The good man has decided to walk in the path the Lord has set for
him. The good man makes Jesus not only his Saviour, but his Lord, as
well. Each day the good man says, Lord, what would you have me to do
today. The Lord is pleased with him, because he is obedient.
I Samuel 15:22 “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in
burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the
fat of rams.” When we do it God’s way, we can not fail.
Psalms 37:24 “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth [him with] his hand.”
A righteous man may fall for a moment, but he has an advocate
with the Father. I John 2:1 “My little children, these things write I
unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate
with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” This does not mean that
the child of God can go back into a sinful way of life. It does mean
that you may make a mistake, and Jesus will lift you back up. The
secret is what is going on in your heart. Do you have the desire in
your heart to sin, or do you have the desire in your heart to please
God? Troubles come to all of us. We may not always be on the mountain
top. Remember, we discussed that we learn more in the valley than we
do on the mountain top. Troubles come to make us strong. The more
times we face a difficult task and not fail in that trial, the more
near like Jesus we are.