Creating a system by which an “eye in the sky” can help guide cars and planes and boats all the time is complicated. For instance, the Global Positioning System (GPS) that most people are familiar with works because there always 24 to 32 satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 12,500 miles. These satellites must maintain a constant speed and altitude if the guidance they provide is to be accurate.
Today’s complicated GPS is just tiny analogy of what God can do. God promised the nation of Israel: “the Lord will guide you continually” (Isaiah 58:11). The psalmist was aware that there was no place he could go without God knowing where he was (Psalm 139:7-8). Long before GPS, God sat “above the circle of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22) and saw everything.
The knowledge that there is someone who tracks you wherever you are can bring fear to those who are trying to get away. But for the Christian, this brings great joy and assurance. No matter where he was, the psalmist was confident that God’s hand would lead him (Psalm 139:10).
God has promised to guide and lead you today. He’s the best Guide you could have, and He wants to lead you along the right paths. – C. P. Hia
We need God’s guidance from above;
And as we trust Him for direction,
His daily leading and His love,
He’ll give to us His full protection. – Fitzhugh
To avoid going wrong, follow God’s leading.
- November 17, Vol. 20, Our Daily Bread