The Bible commands us to walk in God’s ways and to fear him (Deuteronomy 8:6), but have we covenanted (made a pact or a contract with God) to walk in God’s ways as did king Josiah (2 Kings 23:3)? So what does it mean to walk in the Lord? Our walk ought to be as the walk of Jesus (1 John 2:6) – humble before God as Jesus was humble (Micah 6:8; Philippians 2:8). This is what the Lord requires of you and me (Micah 6:8).
Points to ponder:
God’s command is for us to walk in his ways – as Jesus did.
Our covenant should be to walk in his ways – humbly as Jesus did.
To walk or not to walk is the question, that demands an answer as this is what the Lord requires of you and me!
Have we made that covenant?
Deuteronomy 8:6 (KJV)
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
2 Kings 23:3 (KJV)
3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
1 John 2:6 (KJV)
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked
Micah 6:8 (KJV)
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Philippians 2:5-8 (KJV)
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.