Scriptures

Walking With God

Introduction

‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Our spiritual walk with God begins at baptism when we surrender the control of ourselves to Christ, acknowledging His Lordship over our entire being. W.R. Newell (1895) in his hymn ‘At Calvary’ succinctly opined: ‘When at last my sin I learnt, then I trembled at the law I’d spurned, till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary…Mercy there was great and grace was free, pardon there was multiplied to me, there my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary’.

From the point of baptism, we start walking freely in the newness of life, with God. What a great liberty! Enoch, a brilliant example for us, walked faithfully with God for 300 years, Genesis 5:22-24. Similarly, when Abraham was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abraham and said to him, ‘I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless,’ Genesis 17:7.

Abraham was acclaimed to be the father of faith. He trusted in God, hoping against hope. As spiritual children of Abraham by faith, it is important for us to walk before God blamelessly just as Abraham did.

Jesus indeed told the hypocritical Pharisees and the teachers of the law that they had neglected the more important matters of the law, Matthew 23:23.

We should consider these important matters that hinge on justice, mercy and faithfulness and they should be the guiding principles of our walk with God today and always.

‘Teach them his decrees and instructions and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.’ Exodus 18:20

‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’ Micah 6:8

Prayer

Our loving Father in heaven, we are very grateful for the privilege to walk with You. May we seek to walk blamelessly before You every single day of our lives through Christ our Lord.

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

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