Read Psalm 119:18
"Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord" (v. 1).
Funambulism - the art of walking along a thin wire or rope. Often it is called tightrope walking. Viewers were captivated as they watched a man skilled at this art on June 23, 2013. Nikolas Walendra has numerous entries attributed to his name in the Guinness World Records. But what gripped the attention of the viewing public that day was when he became the first person to high-wire walk across a Grand Canyon-area gorge. Amazing.
And yet, showmanship of this sort seems to be such a waste. What is more exciting is when we see a man or woman of God walking the straight and narrow path of righteousness. Spiritual funambulism bears some similarities to the tightrope walker who must maintain his balance by positioning his center of mass directly over his base of support. To stay on the narrow path of righteousness, we must maintain the balance between legalism and radicalism. We must keep ourselves positioned so that we are supported totally by Holy Spirit. Only then, can we be confident that we will not fall, missing the glory of getting to the end of the way where we will receive our eternal reward. (Gayle Woods)
To stay on the narrow path of righteousness,
we must maintain the balance between legalism and radicalism.
This devotional is the Monday, November 14, 2016 entry of Opening the Word.
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