Have you ever walked on ice? The Japanese have developed a nifty invention for dealing with slippery surfaces. They designed a small rubber sole that can be attached to the bottom of boots. On the rubber sole are two rows of steel teeth which bite the snow and ice when one walks. When I traveled without this device it was very difficult not to slip and slide. Once the grippers were stretched over my boot walking on frozen ground was easier.
Life can be filled with ice-covered pathways. Often we encounter circumstances which require care in negotiating. If we try to overcome them in our own power we may be in for a fall. If we would take the time to study the Bible we would discover that it becomes like an extra sole. The Holy Spirit through His Word, gives us wisdom to negotiate treacherous terrain—to bite whatever could cause us to slide with His enabling power. The Bible gives us a steady cleat to cling when others around not equipped, slip and fall. If you need to get a grip, get into God’s Word!
Psalm 119:104,105--I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
The river of the Spirit of God overcomes all obstacles. Never get your eyes on the obstacle or on the difficulty . . . Never allow anything to come between yourself and Jesus Christ, no emotion, or experience; nothing must keep you from the one great sovereign Source.—Oswald Chambers in My Utmost For His Highest
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)