Follow the Leader
Playing “Following the Leader” is a fun game — for children. But when you are driving in a unfamiliar city, following a relative WITHOUT directions or a GPS — not so much.
It’s one thing if they are looking out for you and making sure they still see you in their rearview mirror, but that one day in the heart of San Antonio, I felt like I was following a race car driver. To get back to our hotel, we followed someone else.
My big “AHA” moment that day? Leaders matter. A lot.
Following the LORD
Today we’re looking at Psalm 1:6 which begins with a great promise: “For the LORD knows the way of the righteous…” – or from the CEV, “The LORD protects everyone who follows Him…” It’s true. I’ve seen it in my own life this summer. I’ve been miracled! (Read about that here.) I think God protects us constantly and consistently. He protects from dangers we may never be aware of. For instance, losing your keys made you 10 minutes late, and so you missed being involved in that bad wreck you then drove past.
I don’t remember ever thanking God for His permanent protection from those daily “unseens.”
Un-following the wicked
BUT – The remainder of our verse today says, “BUT the way of the ungodly will perish.” Or in the CEV, “BUT the wicked follow a road that leads to ruin.” Since the wicked are on a road to ruin, I’m certain we all know who their leader is! Which road do you want?
Okay, so it doesn’t say our road while following God is newly paved and carefree, but the promise of protection is far better than the promise of ruin, don’t you think?