The Way Everlasting
Psalms 139:23: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
The everlasting way is a righteous way. It is God*s way. Commentators say that any other way is heinous, rebellious, idolatrous, erroneous, self-delusional, ignorant, grievous, troublesome, mischievous, frightening, evil, contrary to God, pernicious, hurtful and is the way to death. I need often to be reminded that without God*s direction I would go the wrong way.
Jeremiah 10:23: O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
The oftener I ask for His guidance the better. Read and pray a few of the prayers of the man after God*s own heart. Surely, if he needed to pray them so often, we need to.
Psalms 5:8: Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Psalms 25:4: Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalms 27:11: Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
Psalms 31:3: For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name*s sake lead me, and guide me. 4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. 5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
Psalms 143:10: Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.