HIs Footsteps = Our Pathway

Psalm 85:10-13 NKJV
10 Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase. 13 Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

From NetBible Ps 85:10-13

  • Righteousness{Deliverance} and peace greet each other with a kiss. The psalmist personifies these abstract qualities to emphasize that God’s loyal love and faithfulness{truth} will yield deliverance and peace for his people.
  • The psalmist already sees undeniable signs of God’s faithfulness{truth} and expects deliverance to arrive soon.
  • “and it prepares for a way his footsteps.” Some suggest emending וְיָשֵׂם(vÿyasem, “and prepares”) to וְשָׁלוֹם (vÿshalom, “and peace”) since “deliverance” and “peace” are closely related earlier in v. 10. This could be translated, “and peace [goes ahead, making] a pathway for his footsteps”

The Lord Jesus Christ goes before
His footsteps are our pathway.

Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
He is faithful and true
To keep the one who follows close behind

Peace and deliverance are in His footsteps!

Psalm 63:8 NKJV
8 My soul follows close behind You{follows hard after You}; Your right hand upholds me.

Follow close{follow hard} behind the Lord Jesus Christ
Place your feet in His footsteps
And be upheld by His MIGHTY right hand!

Give me one pure and holy passion
Give me on magnificent obsession
Give me one glorious ambition for my life
To know and follow hard after You

To know and follow hard after you
To grow as your dicsiple in your truth
This world is empty, pale, and poor
Compared to knowing you, my Lord
Lead me on and I will run after you
Lead me on and I will run after you

After I wrote the above I went to church and the bulletin had
“Walk by Faith” on the front…
with the image of footprints in the sand!

Established Steps{blog}

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