Sunday, January 20, 2013

Prepare The Way For The Lord

"“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him."
- Luke 3:4 -

The voice crying in the wilderness demanded a way for the Lord.

Let us be attentive to the Master's proclamation.

Let us give Him a road into our hearts.

Low and grovelling thoughts of God must be given up.

Doubting and despairing must be removed.

Self-seeking and carnal delights must be forsaken.

A glorious causeway of grace must be raised.

Every mountain and hill shall be laid low.

Proud creature-sufficiency, and boastful self-righteousness, must be leveled, to make a highway for the King.

The Lord has respect for the lowly, and visits the contrite in heart. But the lofty are an abomination to Him.

Let us beseech the Holy Spirit to set us right with God.

The crooked must be made straight.

The wavering heart must have a straight path of decision for God.

Double-minded men are strangers to the God of truth.

Let us be honest and true before the heart-searching God.

The rough places must be made smooth.

Stumbling-blocks of sin must be removed.

Thorns and briers of rebellion must be uprooted.

May the Lord find in our heart a highway made ready by His grace.

May He make a triumphal progress through the utmost bounds of our soul.

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