The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Psalm 37:23
God’s idea of a good man has seemed to elude me often in my life. What makes a good man? One who provides, nourishes, and protects? That’s part of it. Or maybe it is one who is strong, bold, and courageous? ….another necessary ingredient. But the man whose steps are ordered by the Lord–That’s a real man…That’s a good man. That’s whom I desire to be. I want to be a man who always has a ready answer. Being so in tune with the Father that Satan can’t tell the difference between me and Jesus. The enemy wants me to fall for his lies. He says that I just don’t have it in me. But greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. So the devil can kick rocks. Oh, by the world’s standards I would be considered good, but I am measured by a higher standard. To whom much is given, much is required. For my steps to be ordered, I must acknowledge Him in all my ways, consequently, He directs my path. (Prov. 3:6) That means ALL MY WAYS!! From the minutest detail to the grandest of my dealings, I must let Him take the lead. It’s so easy to get distracted and stumble, but no more. For he has made my feet like hinds feet and set me in my high places (Psalm 37:23). The hind is a female deer whose home is mainly in the mountains. The rear feet of the hind step in precisely the same spot where the front feet have just stepped, making it the most surefooted of all the mountain animals. The hind does not slip and fall, but navigates through rocky and vegetated terrain on its way to the top. So if I step precisely where The Lord leads, since He is ordering my steps, I cannot fail!! My destination….only High Places!! Yes, where the air is clean and crisp, the view is spectacular, and all distractions remain below in the valley where I left them. Getting to my high places (prepared specifically for me in eternity past) won’t be easy. But I am well equipped for the journey. All creation groans for the sons of God to take their rightful place and dominate the earth. It’s time to be a good man.