Reference text : Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
When giving directions to your own house to someone who has never been, the least you would expect them to ask is ‘Why?’ Why do we need to make a left turn? Why not go straight ahead? Why do we have to stop? Without actually experiencing this, we can in our own way, picture the face of the person leading the way as well as see the amount of frustration on their face.
Our version, is something rather very similar to this, especially when we look at our relationship with God. The instruction was ‘this is the way, walk in it’. The one question God would probably not be expecting to hear is ‘why should I walk in it? Note: this is THE way- not a way, but the way. Which suggests the ideal course to follow yet we still have lingering doubts.
What is even more interesting, is the reality now where it is a rather common theme to see many believers who compel God to explain himself before they obey. In other words, until what He says, makes logical sense to us, we refuse to comply. So literally, we want to obey on our own terms. Does that sound oddly familiar? It ought to, because that is exactly what we do.
My dear, ill will isn’t something God has towards you. He has nothing to gain by plotting against you so when He says: This is the way, He means exactly that. There are moments when He will follow along and give explanations to us, but He is not obliged to.
Remember # The choice to obey with or without enumeration, rests entirely on our shoulders.