“All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies (Psalm 25:10).”

In our national parks and forests, trails are designed to maintain the safety of the hikers, bikers, and campers. Similarly, the principles of God’s law establish the safe path for God’s people through all of life.

So, taking such a path should not be something we dread but something we desire in order to experience God’s guidance and safekeeping.

Still, our spiritual safety requires that we remember staying on the path never earns us God’s grace. If God were not already gracious to us, the path would never have been laid.

The path of God’s law is an expression of God’s constant care. That’s why the psalmist could sing to God: “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day” (Psalm 119:97).

Rejecting God’s good and safe path is not a walk into a carefree life, but foolish wandering from his steadfast love and abiding care.

Today, walk in the safe and good path God graciously provides, and you’ll discover more and more of the character and care of God!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, your Word lights the path that enables me to discover the greatest blessings you intend for my life. Please provide the grace I need today to walk this path with confidence in the love and care of the One who laid it.