Psalm 37.23,24 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord:
and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
We see in our passages this morning one of the undeniable mysteries of Scripture. The dual operation of human responsibility and divine providence. We are told here that God orders the steps of those who are His. Thus, accident and coincidence are not words that should be ever taken into consideration in this walk with God. At the same time, it is true that we make decisions and reap whatever we sow.
There is no conflict or contradiction here, beloved. In fact, this actually challenges us to walk uprightly and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. For, the steps of a good man are ordered by The Lord. The Lord doesn’t order our steps in the paths of wickedness or evil. He does not tempt us with sin, as it says in James 1. God does not tell us what sinful desires we are avoid or abstain from only to order our steps in those very things. Absolutely not. Walking with Jesus is not walking after the flesh or walking after my own base desires. Walking with Jesus is walking a well ordered, God-ordered life. The Psalmist prayed, Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
“Lord Father, direct my steps today to be in harmony with Your will. Help me to stand today Lord, and if I should fail or fall, may Your mighty hand uphold me in order that I might glorify Your Name.”