Read: Isaiah 35:1-10
An highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness (Isaiah 35:8).
Way Of Guidance
God here pictures for us the truth of holiness as a highway across a dangerous desert. It is indeed God’s highway to high country. In a barren wilderness where we should otherwise be lost and perish, He has planned the way of holiness for our safe conduct to the Celestial City. If we are to find our eternal home with God, we must have a clear knowledge of His will for us.
How does God guide us in the way that we should go? (1) He has given us the truths of His Word: “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:21). The Holy Bible is God’s way of guiding our feet into the highway of holiness; and it is His way of keeping us traveling along that highway until we reach the end of our earthly pilgrimage.
The guidance of Scripture is basic, but we often need answers to details of our personal problems where the Bible is not specific. For these decisions Jesus promised (2) that when the Holy Spirit came He would be our Guide. “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:12-13).
How often have we prayed to know God’s will for our lives and the blessed Holy Spirit has given both a knowledge of what to do and a deep assurance that His guidance was right! It is an experience with God which we must have again and again.
Holy Spirit, faithful Guide, Ever near the Christian’s side, Gently lead us by the hand, Pilgrims in a desert land.
— Marcus M. Wells