“You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways.” (Isaiah 64:5, NIV)
This is an incredible statement. Almighty God will actually come to the help of those who gladly do right and remember his ways!
I am awestruck when I read passages in the Bible like this. My first response is to ask, “How can this truth of Scripture operate in my life?” I want to experience it to the fullest possibility!
Maybe Moses had this in mind when he said to God he wanted God to show him his ways so that he might know him, and thus, find grace or favor in his sight.
After all, if we have God’s favor in this world, what else do we really need? He will come to our aid. He will make provision for us in a multitude of ways. In fact, he will do more than we could ever ask, think, or imagine according to his immeasurable power that is at work in us and our circumstances.
Passages like these create a huge incentive for us to regularly soak our heart in God’s Word, filling ourselves with Spiritual M & Ms. The result is a transformation of our mindset, and desire to be obedient from our heart in accomplishing his purposes.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I in God’s Word enough to know and remember his ways? Am I gladly obeying him to the extent I understand his will for me on a daily basis?