“O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. ”
Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, knew that there was nothing in him that could direct his steps down the right path.
He weeped for God’s direction.
“O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself”
He weeped for God’s correction.
“O LORD, correct me”
We cannot know which way to go or take through our own wisdom.
When did we last weep for God’s direction and correction?
“The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.”
“A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.”
We may appear to be on the right path through our own eyes, but the Lord knows our heart. Jeremiah confessed, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked”. Should we rely on our heart and our own wisdom to direct our steps?
Sometimes we need God’s correction before we receive His direction.
Determine today to seek the Lord for both His direction & correction.
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