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Psalm 27, The Level Path

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Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path...
— Psalm 27:11

RCL Daily Devotion for Thursday, March 14, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

Living in Eastern Montana for several years taught me several things. One thing was that there is a reason why Montana is called “Big Sky Country.” Much of the land stretches out to the horizon most anywhere you go. The second thing it taught me was the power of perspective—anywhere you drive, you eventually see a minor chain of the Rocky Mountains somewhere in the distance.

When a road is flat, it’s easy to walk. Walking uphill takes effort, energy to make the climb. What most people don’t realize is that walking DOWN can be almost as draining, because the energy required to walk down and not fall down the hills is nothing to sneeze at.

Today’s scripture reminds us that God’s Word is the level path. In the long run, it’s the easy way. For Jesus himself said that his "yoke is light.” So often, though, we feel that what we think is the easier way (that is, NOT following God’s Word) actually is not easy at all for the trouble it causes us.

Many thanks to you, O God, for level paths and straight roads to your heavenly mansion. Amen.


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