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Bumpy Roads

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Bumpy Roads

Is. 40:3 A voice of one calling: “In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.

Is. 40:4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.

The Old Testament saints understood the Prophet’s words. He referenced the custom of Kings requiring that their chariot rides were to be made on smooth roads. Servants of the King spent much time maintaining the roads for their master.

If the season’s rains had washed out the road, it was important that the potholes and washouts be filled and leveled. All bumps were to be removed also. The road was to become straight… or level.

John quoted Isaiah and warned his generation to prepare the way because the King of Kings was coming.

  • John 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

We modern-day Pentecostals have an understanding of the words of the Prophet and of John the Baptist. The arrival of the Messiah was being announced. His servants were preparing the way.

There is one scripture that is often overlooked in the book of Proverbs, however. The same word is being used about man who is used about Kings. The word ‘straight’ is spoken concerning our personal life.

  • KJV Prov. 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
  • KJV Prov. 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
  • NIV Prov. 3:6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
  • GOD’S WORD® Translation Prov. 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths smooth.

The wisest man in the world understood that if we trust in the Lord:

  • Don’t allow our own intellect to solve our problems,
  • Allow God to take control.
  • He (The Lord) will make our paths straight.
  • He will smooth out our road.

Is your road a little bumpy right now? God is willing to make your life smooth.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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  1. Beautiful!

    Nila Marxer

    January 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm


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