There are two kinds of ground in this world, holy and unholy ground. The former is found wherever God’s presence abides. We see this most clearly when Moses, seeing the burning bush approached to determine why it was not consumed only to be met by the voice of the Lord.
Exodus 3:5--“Do not come closer,” He said. “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”
When we walk with God, our steps are sure and we can say in confidence with King David, “He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure” (Psalm 40:2). Where God IS the Ground Maker humbles both believer and unbeliever. “ Then Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing. So they took him by the hand and led him into Damascus” (Acts 9:8). It was holy ground on which that persecutor Saul was blinded and holy ground where his sight returned (9:17,18).
I’ve found a place not far from my house that is ideal for prayer walking. It is an asphalt path behind two public schools that encompasses their sports fields. When we walk that circular path in prayer we often experience God’s encouragement. We feel His presence on refreshingly, righteous ground.
The world defines walking in circles normally as a euphemism for confusion, a state of lostness or ineptitude. Those who walk apart from God in their own strength pace unholy, sinking sand. It opens and consumes them as happened to Dathan, Korah and his followers.
But if the Lord brings about something unprecedented, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them along with all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised the Lord. Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah’s people, and all their possessions. They went down alive into Sheol with all that belonged to them. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly. Numbers 16:30-33
The question we must ask ourselves is this,“What kind of ground am I walking upon?
If we walk with God in faith and obedience, we are on His holy ground and we find His favor!
We are responsible for the kind of ground we are. No man on earth has any right to be a high road; every man has the chance of allowing the plow to run through his life.—Oswald Chambers in The Servant as His Lord
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)