Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” (NASB)
The classes were over; the tests all done. After the 12 weeks of rookie school for the fire department, it was graduation day. We were given our assignments of where we were to start our new jobs as trained firefighters. I guess you could say that this is where the rubber meets the road for us. Today's scripture relates to being instructed and taught in the way in which we should go - being counseled with God's eye upon us. As I walked into the fire house, my heart was pounding. Would I be ready? Did I learn from those who taught me? Would I be able to do the job I was taught to do? As Easter day has passed, I can only think about how the disciples must have felt. They had been taught by Christ - shown the way, and now it was time for them to move forward in what they were taught. However, it wasn't just for them. It is for us as well. The stone has been rolled away and the newness of life is before us in the Resurrection of our Lord. Will we walk in the way He has taught us? Will we accept the challenge that lays before us? Like my first day in the fire house, we will have doubts questioning what we were taught, and the only way to find out is to enter the burning building. Jesus is asking us to walk into the fire of the world and share what He has taught us... Simply to love one another. Don't let the Resurrection be just one day but a life time of how we live.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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