Verse 21-22 indicated one of the results of connecting to the supernaturally empowering character and insights of “sound judgment” and “discernment” was their ability to offer us real life and to make us more attractive in the sight of others.
Verse 23 notes another benefit of such a connection – “safety” and stability (“your foot will not stumble”) for us as we journey through this life.
The promise of God’s special watch-care over us as we go through life is pretty powerful and is absolutely available. We simply need to accept that it’s true and make a conscious decision to walk in it.
The reason it works is because making this connection automatically helps put us on the right path (“you will go on your way”) – I don’t think the promise works the same if we’re going along just any old road. But our connection with “sound judgment and discernment” puts in the correct road leading to the right place.
We know what it is to take our own paths and have felt the consequences of following our own choices – even if we’re trying real hard to do it right. Yet there is a better way.
God knows the right road and exactly where all the potholes are located along the way. He will get us safe and sound to our appropriate destination.
All we have to do is admit His way is better than ours and the follow His lead. At Helping Up Mission, we’ve learned it this way – I Can’t, He Can, So Let Him!