Tracks that Guide

I have been very busy the past months.  I think I might be able to attend to this blog more faithfully now.  Busy days bring many lessons learned.

When we take people home after church, there is a spot on a dirt road that gets slick when it rains.  What prevents us from going off the side of the road is the track that is in the road.  Although not very deep, it is just deep enough to keep the tires guided to stay on the road.

When we past that way recently, I thought of Psalm 119:11.  Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.  God’s Word will keep us from falling into sin, just like the tracks keep our vehicle on the road.  I can see the tracks that we need for traveling because they were made by some other, probably bigger vehicle. Spiritually, who or what “traveled” ahead of me to give me “tracks” to follow?

Jesus!

 With His life and perfect, sacrificial death and resurrection, He showed us the way to go that leads with certainty to God.

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
who, although He existed in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant,
and being made in the likeness of men.
Being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.

For this reason also, God highly exalted Him,
and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow,
of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:5-11

For you have been called for this purpose,
since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example
for you to follow in His steps,
  who committed no sin,
nor was any deceit found in His mouth
;
and while being reviled, He did not revile in return;
while suffering, He uttered no threats,
but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross,
so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness;
for by His wounds you were healed.
1 Peter 2:21-24

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