December 17, 2018

CHRIST’S GUIDING EYE: “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter” (Lk 22:61). R.E. Speer writes: A Christian lawyer from Cripple Creek told me of an experience when he had gone to an old shepherd to ask for help as to how he might get his life directed aright. The old man simply turned to Psalm 32 and read to him, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle” (vv 8-9). Then, my friend said, the old man shut his Bible and turned away. At first he felt resentment for this curt way of replying; but when he thought it over, he saw that the secret of a right life lay just here. The only way God could ever guide a man was not by some mechanical instruction, not by fitting a bit into a man’s mouth and pulling him this way and that, but by planting in his heart His own Spirit and guiding him by an increased sensitivity to His desires.