Read: Micah 1
“Hear, O peoples, all of you, listen, O earth and all who are in it, that the Sovereign Lord may witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.” Micah 1:2
How many people can recall every road sign that they pass on their way to work, school, or the store? I know that I can’t. Unfortunately, this is also the case with humanity since our creation pertaining to the warning signs from God.
In this passage, Micah brings to the people of Israel a message from God calling out their sinful ways. God explains that the people’s corruption came from their neighbors to the north, Samaria, but they have allowed it to deteriorate their integrity and passion for following God. “All this is because of Jacob’s transgression, because of the sins of the house of Israel. What is Jacob’s transgression? Is it not Samaria?” (v. 5)
So often, we allow the ways of the world to influence us and not always for the better. God provides His guiding Spirit to lead us and yet we still at times don’t even realize the caution signs we pass that aim to point us away from the world and back to Him. Essentially, we take our eyes off His road. When we choose to ignore God’s signs our lifestyle becomes rebellious which ultimately leads to bondage. For some, the bondage of sin becomes too great that they are blinded by worldly ways and at some point “their wound” becomes “incurable.” (v. 9)
If you feel that your life has been drifting off the path God intended for you and you are beginning to see fewer and fewer signs, it’s time to refocus. Slow down and start to look out for those signs from God that will point you back in the right direction; the direction and purpose you were created for. Don’t allow yourself to keep down this path until there are no longer any signs and you are faced with being stuck in a dangerous place. Turn back and reroute your focus to Him while you still can.
Lord, at times I drift and I need your guidance. The path I lead myself down is not safe, nor was I ever designed to travel on it. Give me signs that lead me back to you. Help me focus on the route and destination that you have prepared for me and please forgive me for my aimless wandering. I thank you for your guidance and endless love for me. In Your forgiving Name I pray, Amen.